Young Galaxy return today with the one-off, independent single “Stay For Real”. The band were compelled by recent events such as the “refugee and U.S. election crises” to record and release the track and are “proud to be able to partner with Plus1 so 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).” The band release the following statement in conjunction with the single:
“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.” -Young Galaxy
Stay For Real is available March 10.