London songwriting duo Ooberfuse are participating in an event run by Amnesty International, offering fans a chance to see them at a secret house show. Amnesty International is the world’s largest human rights organisation, with over 7 million members and supporters worldwide, aiming to put pressure on governments that let abuse go on. There’s set to be over 300 events occurring worldwide on the 20th September, featuring artists such as Ed Sheeran, Rudimental and Jake Garratt.
You can apply for tickets until the 10th September from Sofar Sounds, a London based company that specialises in throwing secret concerts in people’s homes around the world. If you’re not in South Korea, you can still participate in the event; simply select your city and the artist of your choice to be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets. You can also chose to donate to Amnesty International when you apply!
Ooberfuse will be performing a special show for Sofar Sounds and Amnesty International Korea with the Korean group YB on September 20th 2017. Their latest track Never Give Up features footage from North Korean Jihyun Park and her daughter, who live in Manchester. It tells their story, and really reminds you of the hardships some people face. It’s a grave reminder of the ongoing refugee crises that are happening throughout the world, and brings these situations closer to home.
Never Give Up was written by the group after meeting Shin Dong Hyuk – a North Korean who escaped a Labour Camp – in the summer of 2016, shortly before the group’s first trip to South Korea. Leaving North Korea is a dangerous task, and may mean that your loved ones are put in danger. As a free person, Shin Dong Hyuk cannot forget the loved ones that he left behind, and will never give up fighting for their freedom. The song features whispery vocals with a strong message; to keep on fighting for your dreams and what you believe in. It’s an incredibly heartfelt message, and one even more prominent as there are currently over 22 million people forced to flee their home countries. You can watch the video below, and download or stream the song here.