Apple crafted the minute-long piece with composer Michael Whalen. While the recording does feature some musical accompaniment – a piano loop, marching drums and a sample of Trump bragging about groping women without their permission from the infamous Access Hollywood tape – it’s primarily a vessel for Apple’s rallying cry, which is readymade for the post-inauguration protest: “We don’t want your tiny hands, anywhere near our underpants.”
“Tiny Hands” marks Apple’s second musical screed against Donald Trump, following her “Christmas Song” parody, “Trump’s Nuts Roasting on an Open Fire.” Apple released a video of her singing the song a cappella last December then performed the track live at a Standing Rock benefit concert in Los Angeles.
As for the Women’s March on Washington, the protest will be held in Washington D.C. January 21st, the day after Trump’s inauguration, with more than 600 sister marches taking place around the world. Among the numerous singers and actresses participating are Katy Perry, Cher, Scarlett Johansson and Amy Schumer.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, organizer Linda Sarsour spoke about the March’s mission of inclusivity and its desire to bring together an array of activist causes: “We think that that hasn’t happened in a very clear way in a long time – bringing all the movements together and … saying, ‘We are watching you. We are ready. We are fired up. And we’re ready to fight back and protect our communities.'”