In light of recent global events, from the refugee and U.S. election crises to the passing of many musical and cultural totems, Montreal band Young Galaxy have decided to release a new track, “Stay For Real”.
This release marks the end of an era for the band, who are releasing the track independently. In light of this, Young Galaxy is 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).
On the new single the band says, “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.”