Russian band DDT released a powerful anti-war song "News". Video
The Russian rock band DDT, whose members openly oppose Putin's regime and the war in Ukraine, has released a new anti-war song. The song, titled "News," mocks the propaganda nonsense that people in the terrorist country are fed to support the Kremlin and its leader.
The musicians posted the video for the song on their YouTube channel. In it, the band's leader, Yuriy Shevchuk, appears as a tired Santa Claus who sits down to watch TV, and there is "news, tiktokers' tales, the pleasure of totalitarian eroticism, victory marches of surrendered rockers, and most importantly, cats, cats, cats!"
In the video, the band's musicians appeared in front of the audience in somewhat frightening life-size animal costumes. Shevchuk seems to be looking at them through the TV screen. The life-size puppets eventually start fighting with each other, and finally there is an explosion.
In the song, Shevchuk also sings: "But war is a place where everything accelerates in anticipation of a new harsh confession. War is a consequence, the world does not shy away from charismatic impulses of aggression."
In the comments, listeners thank artists with a clear, bold stance for their music. In particular, Internet users write: "This is very powerful," "Thank you for singing the truth," "As long as this music exists, there will be hope. And thank you, everyone who listens!", "The main thing in life is to remain human. Thank you for that, Uncle Yura".
At a concert in Ufa in late May 2022, the musician made a bold statement. The artist addressed the audience from the stage: "The Motherland, friends, is not the president's asshole, which needs to be kissed and mussed all the time."
For this, Shevchuk was found guilty of "discrediting" the Russian army, about which the singer himself did not say a word. In addition, the artist was forced to pay a 50 thousand ruble fine.
As OBOZ.UA wrote earlier, Yuriy Shevchuk spoke out sharply about the main problem of Russians - the lack of education. The artist emphasized that the government should spend money on raising the social level of citizens, rather than encouraging alcoholism, wars and degradation.