This These People
track finds Richard Ashcroft
singing of Middle Eastern uprisings. He told NME
: "Over the period I wrote this record we've lived through incredible times. Highly contentious wars were going into the pot; grassroots movements turning into semi-revolutions. Tahir Square (Centre of the Egyptian Revolution riots in 2011). It was everything kicking off all over the globe, people being divided. Pepper spray everywhere, tear gas."