Ooberfuse ft The Rebel Riot – “Freedom From Fear”

Today we have a very special collaboration song between UK electro-pop duo Ooberfuse and Myanmar-based band The Rebel Riot, following the recent events of current political turmoil in Myanmar.

First of all, in case you weren’t aware, a coup d’etat took place in Myanmar last February 1st, as military seized control of the city, and the country’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, and members of her party were detained. Following the early morning raid and her arrest Aung San Suu Kyi released a statement saying: “The actions of the military are actions to put the country back under a dictatorship. I urge people not to accept this, to respond and wholeheartedly to protest against the coup by the military.”

Kyaw-Kyaw, frontman of Yangon’s The Rebel Riot band, says: “We reject this brutal silencing of the people’s voice. Military violence is not the answer to Myanmar’s political needs. This coup is visible confirmation the military do not respect what we, the ordinary people of Myanmar, want.

Hal St John of Ooberfuse adds: “American musician Tom Morello from Rage Against the Machine said that ‘music has the power to cross borders, to break military sieges and to establish real dialogue’…we hope that this collaboration is living proof of that.

Ooberfuse are a songwriting band composed of Hal St John and Cherrie Anderson, a band that is unafraid to deep-sea dive into the deepest oceans of human emotions to colour-up drab contemporary life. Some say their songs are audio footprints left behind by people impelled towards invisible things…

From showcasing at The Great Escape to opening for Rudimental in Beijing, Ooberfuse have built an east-to-west reputation for their live performances, with recent tours to Japan, China, Korea, India, Philippines, Italy, Spain and Portugal. UK support has been received from BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, BBC Radio London’s Sunny and Shay, and legendary trailblazers such as Boy George, Paul Oakenfold and Sister Bliss (Faithless/Ministry of Sound).

“This is a timely and unique release, showcasing the power of music to inspire, uplift and challenge the status quo.”

Aung San Suu Kyi has always encouraged freedom from fear, especially the fear caused by unlawful military violence.”

Music is, has, and always will be one of the most powerful ways of human expression, it has the power to heal, to makes us dream, feel love and, in this case, to feel united and unafraid. It’s times like these when people must stay together and strong, as one unique identity, ready to stand up against a common enemy… and prevail. As a wise man once said: “The only thing we have to fear is… fear itself”.

So please don’t forget that you can show your support by following them on their  Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, accounts, as well as their SoundCloud and YouTube  channels. 

Also helps to stream and share their music which you can obviously find in the following Playlist: Fresh Singles

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