This is a bit different from our usual Song OF The Day, but when we read what The Blinding Lights were up to, we felt we had to post and try to get the word out.
The Blinding Lights are three brothers from London who are known for scheduling gigs in unique locations, but this time they are going big! On 8th July they will be bringing their rock’n’roll show to St Mary The Virgin’s Church, Primrose Hill. There they will be joined by The Royal College of Music based string ensemble, The Delphi Quartet, and their own horn section, The Devastations. With the fantastic acoustics of the church and the wealth of instruments on hand, they will be pushing rock’n’roll way past its comfort zone into full orchestral arrangements.
Additionally, and the part we really love hearing, to coincide with Refugee Week 2017, the band has just released their new single, The Refugee, and an accompanying short film shot by Delilah Niel. The song is being offered as a free download at www.theblindinglights.co.uk/therefugee/ starting today, Thursday 22nd with a suggested donation to the refugee cause in lieu of any payment. We love that they are using their music to raise awareness and money!
Callum wrote about writing the song on the donation page:
” Loosely it tells the story of a refugee and his journey across The Channel into the UK, though it more broadly is being told as a story in order to attempt on my part to understand what a refugee would be thinking, feeling and hoping. Hopefully, I have done the tiniest bit of justice to the situation these people find themselves in.”
Listen and watch this powerful video below, then click on the link above to download the song, and the link below to donate! BIG LOVE BOYS!