Of Monsters and Men Release “We Sink” Lyric Video
Band Teams Up With Icelandic Red Cross, ICRC And UNHCR To Raise Awareness Of Global Refugee Crisis
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Today, Of Monsters and Men have released the final lyric video for “We Sink” from their critically acclaimed album Beneath The Skin. The band worked together with the Icelandic Red Cross, ICRC and the UNHCR to connect with refugees living in their home country of Iceland to be featured in the video. The powerful visual not only helps bring “We Sink” to life but strives to raise awareness of the current global refugee crisis.
In addition, Of Monsters and Men with the ICRC have created a donation page to help raise funds. For more information and ways to help, please visit: www.icrc.org/omam
See statements from Of Monsters and Men, ICRC, and UNHCR below on the video.
Of Monsters and Men on “We Sink” Lyric Video:
We are happy to present “We Sink” – the final lyric video from our album Beneath The Skin. The idea behind the series of lyric videos for this album was to have a different person perform and interpret each song on the album in their own way. In doing that, we felt that we would be celebrating people’s differences as well as their similarities and that although we may in fact seem different from each other in many ways, we are all human and deserve basic human rights. For this last video we wanted to connect this theme to, as the Red Cross puts it, “one of the most daunting humanitarian crises in decades.” Currently an estimated 65 million people are fleeing their homes and looking for safe places to live their lives.
We contacted the Icelandic Red Cross and had them connect us with refugees in our home country of Iceland to be featured in this video. They, like most of us, have stories of love, pain, family, loss and happiness. But unlike many of us, they also have a stories of needing to leave their home countries in search of a safe places to live. Something that should be a given for all of us but sadly isn’t.
We would like this video to serve as a reminder 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.
Love & respect to all –
Of Monsters and Men
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC):
The brutal reality of warfare combined with repeated violations of international humanitarian law have forced 17 million people to flee their homes in Iraq, Syria and Yemen alone over the past five years.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is very grateful to Of Monsters and Men for lending a voice to millions of people displaced by war all over the world with this beautiful and touching video. With your support, the ICRC continues to bring life-saving humanitarian aid to conflict areas such as food, water and sanitation and provides primary health care for people in dire need.
UNHCR, The UN Refugee Agency welcomes this innovative approach by Of Monsters and Men to raise awareness for refugees and asylum-seekers through their “We sink” music video.
At a time when we are witnessing 65 million people forced to flee their homes worldwide, UNHCR is glad to partner with this creative idea involving local communities and refugees and its message of standing together with people who have left everything behind – except their hopes, dreams, and determination.
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