Belle & Sebastian have shared a poignant new track and video in help of these affected by the conflict in Ukraine. “If They’re Capturing At You” contains a visible collaboration with photographers masking the continuing battle, and all earnings from the track will go to the Crimson Cross. Likewise, donations made by way of Bandcamp till March 18 will probably be matched by the UK authorities as a part of the joint enchantment with the Disasters Emergency Committee. The track is a co-production between B&S, Shawn Everett, and Brian McNeill.
Stuart Murdoch mentioned in a press release:
When the scenario in Ukraine first began to occur it grew to become clear that the lives of the folks there, and possibly “ours” too, had been by no means going to be the identical. The band had simply began rolling out tracks for our new album, and all of it felt a bit foolish to be sincere.
We had one monitor known as “If They’re Capturing At You,” it’s a track about being misplaced, damaged and underneath menace of violence. The important thing line is “in the event that they’re taking pictures at you child you should be doing one thing proper.”
We stand in solidarity with the folks of Ukraine and hope that their ache and struggling might be dropped at a halt as quickly as potential.
We acquired in contact with numerous photographers and creatives in Ukraine and so they generously mentioned that we might put their photos to music. In creating this we aspire to point out a hopeful, defiant facet, in addition to bringing an consciousness to the plight of the folks there.
We expect any approach through which we are able to get behind Ukraine – politically, culturally, virtually, spiritually – it should all add up in the long run. Collectively we’ve got to do what it takes to assist Ukraine beat this tyranny.
Please take into account giving to the Disasters Emergency Committee, The Crimson Cross, or some other humanitarian charity concerned within the disaster.
For those who select to donate to the Crimson Cross, please go to right here. They’re a part of the joint enchantment with the DEC till March 18th, and cash donated earlier than then will probably be matched by the UK authorities.
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