STAIND frontman Aaron Lewis, who is widely considered to be one of the most politically conservative musicians in rock, will debut a brand new song called “Folded Flag” on Hallmark‘s “Home & Family” show on April 25. The powerful and heartfelt track pays tribute to all those men and women who serve our country.
“It all started with the haunting melody, and the picture of two young lovers,” Lewis said of the song. “Bringing to mind the realities, and sacrifices that our veterans live every day. Many of us have The Folded Flag in common, and I hope that we can all honor our veterans and their families, forever.”
Lewis described himself in a recent interview as a fiscally conservative, socially libertarian, constitutionally driven patriot. “Freedom means freedom,” he said. “Get out of my business.”
He added that he wanted “capitalism with a conscience” and after backing Senator Ted Cruz, Trump‘s closest competitor in the Republican nomination race, in the Massachusetts primary, he “proudly jumped into the basket of deplorables and voted for Trump.”
The STAIND frontman had been a staunch critic of President Barack Obama, telling a crowd at one of his solo concerts last year: “For the last eight years, I thought our country was going fucking crazy. Barack Obama should have been impeached a long fucking time ago. Every fucking decision he makes is against the Constitution, it’s against what’s good for our fucking country, and he is truly the worst fucking president that we have ever had in the history of this fucking country. And a hundred years from now, our fucking grandkids will be looking back at this, going, ‘What the fuck was going on?’ I truly believe that he was elected over three hundred years of guilt… because he is the least qualified, most inept, completely useless president we have ever fucking had.”
Lewis told Billboard last year that he would support Trump in the U.S. presidential race, even though he was “disappointed” by the real estate mogul “with the bickering and the name-calling.”