The AA side 7 Inch single ‘Unsung Heroes’ consists of two songs inspired by two real heroes that we wanted to write about whilst on lockdown.
“If we sell 300 then great, if we sell 1000 then even better as it’s more money for The World Health Organisation. It’s really down to the Ska Punk community on how much money we will raise. It’s a good, caring community so I’m hoping for a positive response”.
Both songs are about two brave people who, in their time, faced extreme danger and huge challenges to make changes in the world for others:
Ruby Bridges - At six years old became the first African American student to integrate into an elementary school in the South USA. Ruby and her mother were escorted by four federal marshals to the school every day that year. She walked past crowds screaming vicious slurs at her. Undeterred, she didn’t miss a single day of school despite all the abuse and physical threats she received.
Iqbal Masih was sold into slavery by his parents at 4 years old to the owner of a carpet factory. After many years of forced labour he eventually escaped. He then decided to help over 3,000 Pakistani children that were in ‘bonded labour’ to escape to freedom and made speeches about child slavery throughout the world. He was regularly threatened for speaking out but continued to give speeches regardless of the danger to himself. After receiving many awards for heroism Iqbal was murdered at just 12 years old."