Of Monsters and Men are out with a new video for “We Sink,” premiering exclusively on The Huffington Post. The music video is dedicated to the current refugee crisis, as millions of people are fleeing their homes in search of a safe place to live.
The Icelandic folk band reached out to members of the Red Cross in Iceland, who connected them with refugees in their home country to be featured in the 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 place to live,” the band said in a statement to HuffPost, in conjunction with the Red Cross and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. “Something that should be a given for all of us and sadly isn’t.”
The song features the lyrics:
“It’s warm, the skin I’m living in
It creates and shapes what is within
So please look away, don’t look at me
As we sink into the open sea”
Of Monsters and Men says they want the video to remind everyone 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.”
“We Sink” appears on the group’s 2015 sophomore album, “Beneath the Skin.”
Of Monsters and Men set up a donation page through the ICRC where fans can help raise funds for the refugee crisis. Go here to find out more.