Montreal based band Young Galaxy have released a new track,Stay For Real”. This is the first release since the band decided to go independent with their music.
The song is fantastic and Young Galaxy’s move towards staying true to their politics is admirable and courageous.
Young Galaxy say that their personal and creative choices are inherently political. Backing this idea up fully, Young Galaxy is partnering with Plus1 – all net proceeds from the sale of the song go to defending the rights of the marginalized through PIVOT (Canada), ACLU (USA), and W.A.V.E (EU).
From the band:
“We can no longer stand idly by and rely only on the people who shape the world for us culturally and politically.We must stay true to ourselves and feel the courage of our convictions in the face of polarizing political and personal views. But most of all, we must show empathy, compassion and love – even when faced with increasing existential threats, and fear and hostility. This song is a statement of intent, as we enter a new era, to hopefully serve as a reminder to ourselves of what our responsibilities are as artists in this troubled time.”