Taken from his forthcoming album Primetime Illusion set for release January 25th on Xtra Mile. Trapper Schoepp has released another single from the Long Player What You Do To Her. A grim tale of the impact sexual assault has in our communities, the track is a call to arms in the cultural battle against sexual violence. Featuring vocals from Nicole Atkins, What You Did To Her is accompanied by a video created by Milwaukee-based animator Casey Hoaglund.
Produced in Milwaukee by Patrick Sansone (Wilco, Robyn Hitchcock), Primetime Illusion is the forth studio album from Wisconsin based Schoepp. A truly remarkable collection of character-driven songs and stories, Primetime Illusion features an extraordinary melding of the personal and political. Including Drive-Thru Divorce, If All My Nines Were X’s and the Bob Dylan co-written On Wisconsin. With the album seeing the Badger State troubadour take his place amongst the long American continuum of singing storytellers.
“This song is about the epidemic of sexual assault and the ripple effects these attacks have within our communities. The verses tell the all-too-frequent story of a man who gets away with his actions, while the the chorus reminds us how we’re all affected – survivors, their families, their friends, and the community as a whole. For too long, men have stood on the sidelines on this issue. I wrote this song to call out behavior like this, and we need to do this in our daily lives, too. It’s one thing to show solidarity behind the scenes, but men need to become vocal allies and do the work to change our culture. The time for accountability is now.”
Kicking off an intensive touring schedule on the release date of Primetime Illusion, Trapper Schoepp will play Chicago’s The Hideout before visiting Minneapolis, Fond du Lac, WI, Milwaukee and Davenport, IA. From there Schoepp will embark an epic tour of Europe and the United Kingdom alongside Skinny Lister, getting underway February 28 in Brighton, UK and then making stops in Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, France, the Netherlands, and Belgium before culminating at London’s Electric Ballroom on April 11.
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