Danny Nedelko

Album: Joy as an Act of Resistance (2018)
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  • This moshpit anthem was written about the Ukrainian immigrant Danny Nedelko, who is the member of the Bristol band Heavy Lungs. Vocalist Joe Talbot's lyrics find him reflecting on how important people like his Ukrainian friend are to him. He told Q magazine that it's a humane portrait rather than a song with a political message:

    "There's no confusion in that song, there's no artistic prowess. It's not saying, ' You voted for Brexit so you're a racist. It's just, 'I love immigrants.' And because it's so simple, a lot of people will think I'm stupid. I know that. I know that people will criticize me for it. But what I want to do is to be as vulnerable as possible, to open up my feelings in the song to encourage the listener to feel like they can be vulnerable with us."
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