In support of refugees, the Icelandic band Of Monsters and Men has released a new video for their song ‘We Sink,’ which appeared on their 2015 album, Beneath the Skin. The video premiered on The Huffington Post yesterday and can be watched here:
The video is dedicated to the refugee crisis and features refugees in Iceland.
“They, like most of us, have stories of love, pain, family, loss and happiness. But unlike many of us, they also have stories of needing to leave their home countries in search of a safe place to live,” a statement from the band to The Huffington Post reads.
According to band members, the purpose of the video is to remind people that “although we may not choose the situations we are born into, we can choose how we help and treat those in need. And that no matter our differences, we all deserve to live in a world without violence and hatred and in one with more peace and kindness.”
The lyrics include:
“I know that it’s a waste of time Chasing in the dark But keep me in your clouded mind Till time ignites a spark”
You can read the rest of the lyrics here.
Through the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), of Monsters and Men has set up a fundraising page to help support refugees.