New Radicals return to the limelight to celebrate Joe Biden's Inauguration

Tuesday, January 19
Ciarán Mather


The New Radicals, best known for their hit single You Get What You Give, are set to make their comeback with a performance at the Inauguration ceremony for US President-elect Joe Biden.

The band's most famous song was included on the Biden-Harris 2020 campaign trail as the walk-on song for Vice President-elect’s Kamala Harris' husband Doug Emhoff.

Previously, Joe Biden, in his 2017 autobiography, Promise Me, Dad wrote that the song became the family’s 'theme song' for his late son Beau Biden during his battle with cancer.

He explained: 'Even though Beau never stopped fighting and his will to live was stronger than most – I think he knew that this day might come. The words to the song are: This whole damn world can fall apart. You’ll be ok, follow your heart.'

The 90s rock band initially broke up in 1998, after just two years of performing.

Gregg Alexander, the lead singer of the New Radicals, said about the band's comeback in a statement: 'If there’s one thing on Earth that would possibly make us get the band together, if only for a day, it is the hope that our song could be even the tiniest beacon of light in such a dark time,' frontman Gregg Alexander said in a statement.

He added: 'America knows in its heart that things will get bright again with a new administration and a real plan for vaccines on the way. That’s the message of the song… this world is gonna pull through.'

Alongside the New Radicals, other artists that are expected to perform at the Inauguration ceremony include The Foo Fighters, Lady Gaga, Garth Brooks, Justin Timberlake, Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen.

Meanwhile, artists such as Fall Out Boy, Will.i.am, James Taylor and Carole King recently performed at a virtual pre-Inauguration ceremony for the President-elect.