Portishead has released a brand new track today, titled "Chase the Tear." The song was recorded for Amnesty International, and is available as an exclusive download from 7 Digital (check it out here). All earnings will go towards Amnesty International's human rights work, and all rights to the song have been given to the organization indefinitely. A video of the band performing "Chase the Tear" is available today at http://www.amnesty.org.uk/portishead and on the band's website.
The song commemorates Human Rights Day (December 10), which marks the anniversary of the UN's historic "Universal Declaration of Human Rights," which was drafted on this day in 1948. The UDHR established for the first time in a single document the fundamental rights to which everyone worldwide is entitled, including the right to life, liberty, security, freedom of opinion, association, and expression, and the right not to be subjected to torture or cruel treatment.