The mighty powers of Bernard Butler and Brett Anderson have joined forces to create The Tears, and there was much rejoicing! Their debut single, “Refugees”, is due out this spring. The track has already found its way on to British radio, and MP3s of the song have been circulating around various online music destinations. We have heard it, and it is all that we hoped it would be.
The subject matter of the single revolves around a response to immigration policies towards refugees in the UK. Anderson told NME: “t started off as a song of identification with the hoards of refugees who were flooding London a few years ago wiping car windows and selling counterfeit cigarettes. They became an underclass which people decided to look down upon. The song was saying that although these people are wiping your windows and doing these shitty jobs doesn’t make them any worse or any better than anyone else.”
He continued: “There’s a lot of scaremongering right-wing politicians that will tell you that your country is being destabilised by refugees, just to win a few votes. It’s a load of old bollocks. Immigration is essential to living in a healthy, diverse, multicultural 21st century society.”
We are still waiting on the release date for their upcoming album. Stay tuned for more!