Beauty Pill's 'Steven and Tiwonge' Is And Isn't A Protest Song Chad Clark of the band Beauty Pill walks us through creating "Steven and Tiwonge," a song about a gay couple in Malawi sentenced to 14 years in prison for their sexuality.
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Beauty Pill's 'Steven and Tiwonge' Is And Isn't A Protest Song

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Beauty Pill's 'Steven and Tiwonge' Is And Isn't A Protest Song

Beauty Pill's 'Steven and Tiwonge' Is And Isn't A Protest Song

Beauty Pill's 'Steven and Tiwonge' Is And Isn't A Protest Song

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Chad Clark of Beauty Pill wrote "Steven and Tiwonge" around how the two characters viewed a single object of affection. Morgan Klein/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Chad Clark of Beauty Pill wrote "Steven and Tiwonge" around how the two characters viewed a single object of affection.

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It's a song about duality. It's a song about differing perspectives as much as it is a protest song.

— Chad Clark on Beauty Pill's "Steven and Tiwonge," a song about a gay couple in Malawi sentenced to 14 years in prison for their sexuality.

On Sunday's All Things Considered, you'll hear Beauty Pill's amazing story of how close Chad Clark came to dying before a single note of Beauty Pill Describes Things As They Are could be recorded.