Maximo Park have today unveiled the hard-hitting alternative video for their current single ‘Risk To Exist’. They have announced that all band income from the sale of the song will go to MOAS, a Malta-based foundation helping migrants and refugees in peril at sea. Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/-z- fqZvkHTk
Maximo Park’s Paul Smith says: ‘After reading a newspaper article about the amazing work that MOAS do, we felt the song’s issues aligned perfectly with the organisation’s founding ideal – that to do nothing when people are in danger is immoral. The song is all about the fragility of life and nowhere is that more visible than in the footage of the rescues undertaken by MOAS, where flimsy dinghies are overloaded with desperate people, literally clinging on to life. Even though the song was borne from self-expression and a more generally empathetic position, it became, to my mind, a rallying call and we felt that any profit from its sale should go to helping this cause.’
MOAS Co-founder & Director Regina Catrambone says:
“We are so grateful to Maximo Park for the initiative they have taken in supporting our organisation. MOAS was borne out of the idea that every individual can use their own talent, strengths and capabilities to make a difference, and that’s exactly what Maximo Park are doing. We hope this song resonates with people, fosters empathy and inspires others to action.”
Risk To Exist can be seen on https://www.moas.eu/maximopark/ and is also available for purchase on iTunes https://mp.lnk.to/RTEPR/itunes. Maxïmo Park are donating all band income from single sales of ‘Risk To Exist’ to the charity.