Belgian/Iraqi trio Use Knife, comprising Stef Heeren, Kwinten Mordijck and Saif Al-Qaissy, have released a new single ‘Sowieso F***ed’. Set against a backdrop of a weighty 95 BPM rhythm, this 'c'est-la-vie' anthem cynically narrates the journey of ten wayfarers, trekking kilometres from their homes in a quest for acceptance.
But home is where the heart is. And the house will never share its wealth. Radwan Ghazi Moumneh (Jerusalem in my Heart) did the mix once more and Youniss Ahamad deconstructed his live-visuals into distorted video loops to accompany this sing-along.
‘Sowieso F***ed’ is a digital-only release, but comes with a t-shirt for you to wear, depicting a great design by graphic designer Farah Fayyad, so you can spread the message even further. You can pre-order the t-shirt until November 5.
According to a press release, the profits made from this release and the accompanying t-shirt will be delivered to the Gaza Crisis Appeal of Oxfam International in solidarity with the Palestinian people.
Head over to this link to listen to the track and pre-order the t-shirt.