Billy Porter closed out night one of the Democratic National Convention with a performance of the 1966 protest classic “For What It’s Worth” — accompanied by original songwriter Stephen Stills.
via Rolling Stone:
Working with producer Zack Arnett last September, Porter preserved much of the original song, injecting a bit of R&B and hip-hop. “I wanted to honor the original intention while holding on to who I am and where I come from,” he said. At the end of the track, he also added a riff on the word “change,” a fitting statement for the DNC. “I knew I wanted to say something and it needed to be positive and hopeful, and I was just singing over the end,” he said. “In the news cycle, I find there’s a lot of complaining and a lot of statements and observations, but not a lot of focus on how we change or address things. So I wanted to offer some hope. Yes, things are happening, but how do you change it for the good?”