In a celebrity endorsement move timed to coincide with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s historic nomination, a bounty of famous actors and singers released a buoyant new music video of them singing a cappella to Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song.”.
The video was Banks’ brainchild through the comedic actress and “Pitch Perfect” producer’s WhoHaha platform, whose mission is to celebrate funny women.
Banks rallied many of her peers from the movie “Pitch Perfect,” as well as creators across disciplines, to stump for Clinton.
Clinton frequently warms up crowds at her rallies with the song, but its message on the power of determination makes it a perfect fit for any sort of competitive sport, be it presidential politics or high school volleyball.
In a 2015 interview with ABC News, Platten explained the genesis of her inspirational anthem: “When I wrote ‘Fight Song,’ I was in a particular low point,” she said.
“I needed to remind myself to not give up, that I still believed in myself and that I still had fight left.”
“I wrote it ’cause I needed it. And I wrote it ’cause I needed that reminder and I needed hope.”
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