A marketing campaign has began to get Asian Dub Foundation and Stewart Lee’s single ‘Comin’ Over Here’ to Quantity One when the Brexit transition interval ends.
The marketing campaign, which launched on Sunday (December 12), urges followers to buy the observe between 00:01am GMT on Christmas Day (December 25) and 23.59pm GMT on New 12 months’s Eve (December 31). Ought to efforts show profitable, the only would be the Quantity One the following day: the primary day the UK’s commerce will default to WTO phrases until a deal is agreed.
The group added in a post on Facebook: “Shopping for a downlaod from Amazon/iTunes will depend extra on the chart than streaming it, however do stream the track through Spotify/Apple Music/Deezer and many others too because it all helps. The chart will probably be introduced on 1st January. Obtain hyperlinks will probably be made obtainable on Christmas Day.
Hate Brexit? Then purchase this observe…get your pals to purchase this observe…let’s put the bigots into their place.”
Asian Dub Basis & Stewart Lee – Comin’ Over Right here
Assist make this the UK’s No.1 single the very second we go away the EU. Obtain hyperlinks will seem on this video on Christmas Day. Purchase the observe between 25/12 and 31/12 to depend to the January 1st chart pic.twitter.com/W0vqG5IhRG
— Asian Dub Basis (@ADFofficial) December 13, 2020
Asian Dub Basis, a political band from Hackney, first shared the track in September that includes Lee’s phrases from his now legendary UKIP sketch from his Comedy Automobile present.
In Lee’s skit he slams the phrases of former get together chief Paul Nuttall and the xenophobic cliché of various nationalities “coming over right here” (as per the observe’s title).
Lee spoke to NME recently about his function, explaining why he thinks political songs are necessary.
“Lots of people really feel very alienated by a number of the political discourse in the mean time and lots of people have been informed they don’t belong, so it’s a routine that enables individuals to snicker at that concept,” he stated. “There’s a bit within the center that’s from an Anglo-Saxon poem that’s over 1,000-years-old and nobody is aware of who wrote it. I like the truth that it’s ended up on a file within the 12 months 2020, in a approach that whoever wrote it may by no means have dreamed of.”
Talking of why he selected Lee’s sketch for the observe within the first place, the band’s Steven Savale stated: “It’s one thing that each Black and Asian particular person from my technology and past heard rising up – this mantra of ‘coming over right here, taking our jobs, coming over right here, taking our birds’. Once I was a toddler, in case you turned on the TV after 7pm, you’d simply get all these comedians on ITV going, ‘…coming over right here with their turbans and their silly footwear’.”
Learn extra about how one can help the marketing campaign over on the official Facebook page.