Serj Tankian, Devin Townsend, Ihsahn (ex-Emperor) and Ray Holroyd (12 Ton Method) recently teamed up to record a song honoring former South African president Nelson Mandela, and now the lyric video for ‘We Are’ has been released (watch above).
The charity single is being released by the non-profit record label Revolution Harmony, which was founded by Holroyd. He started it in 2011, with all proceeds going to charities that restore harmony between people, animals and the environment.
Revolution Harmony posted the following about the song: “The lyrical theme in ‘We Are’ is based on the concept behind Revolution Harmony, which is essentially the belief that musical harmony has the power to inspire a revolution towards societal harmony. The single is dedicated to Nelson Mandela and the memory of Lucky Dube, and will be released worldwide on Mandela Day (18 July), with 100% of proceeds donated to Buskaid, a charity that provides free music lessons and instruments to children in the Soweto township.”