The new release sees the American rock band team up with the New Order member to deliver a cover of the thought-provoking ‘70s track ‘Solidarity’ – originally recorded by punk veterans Angelic Upstarts.
When it was first recorded, the song was written in support of the anti-Communist Solidarity movement in 1980s Poland, and went on to be the band’s most famous hit. Now, however, Gogol Bordello have introduced a new, modern meaning to the original track, with the lyrics now relating to the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
This comes as the band’s frontman Eugene Hütz – who was born in Ukraine – has worked continuously over recent months to raise awareness for his country following the invasion by Russia in 2022.
The cover was arranged and mixed by Bernard Sumner of Joy Division and New Order, and also features Neil Neuton, an…