The 2020 Of Montreal album Ur Fun
is essentially a Kevin Barnes solo project - he wrote the songs, played all the instruments and cooked up all the beats himself. "Peace To All Freaks" is the first single, a very danceable song that finds him channeling his Trump-era unrest into a positive vibe. In a Songfacts interview with Barnes
, he explained: "It's definitely a song borne from 2016 to 2020 in the sense that the political climate is extremely divisive and extremely toxic and negative. Being in that atmosphere has affected my mentality, affected my perceptions and worldview, so I wanted to create a song that was a call to my community to stay healthy, stay positive, and try not to get too beaten down even if our parents have shown this horrible side to them. Let's stick together. There are other people out there fighting the fight."