The Who have expressed their solidarity with the people of Ukraine through a new video for Pete Townshend‘s own Yaggerdong remix of their song “Beads On One String.”
The clip features visuals that show support for Ukrainians, including images of anti-war protesters as well as photographs from the war zone. The song’s sentiments are poignant in relation to the current situation in Ukraine.
“Beads On One String” was originally part of the WHO album, which came out in 2019. The remix version of the song was released in October 2020 on the deluxe edition of the album.
Townshend and Josh Hunsacker co-wrote the reflective piece.
Townshend and Roger Daltrey recently took to Facebook to address their views on the Russian invasion of Ukraine, writing, “We stand by the people of Ukraine at this particularly harrowing time as we will stand for all whose freedoms are violated.”
The statement was underneath a quote from American historian, playwright and philosopher Howard Zinn, which simply read, “There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.”
The YouTube page for the video also has the website address of the Voices of Children Foundation, which is providing non-stop assistance to affected children and families from all over Ukraine, including emergency psychological assistance, and assisting in the evacuation process.
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