As Russia’s violent invasion in Ukraine continues, Red Bird Rising released an antiwar song, “My Revolution,” ft. Taras Kuznetzov.
The slow, melodic song has a personal touch to it as well as its lead singer, Kuznetzov, is currently living in Ukraine.
“My Revolution is about a man stuck against a force dominating his life, his dreams, and adapting his mundane but simple comforts into necessities in order to cope,” said Red Bird Rising. “Because Taras is the subject of ‘My Revolution’ and the lead vocalist, I wrote the lyrics as if I were him, using factual information of what he is contending with in this early stage of the invasion.”
“There are times you know we all need a rest/Can’t lose my mind, checking the headlines/Play my piano instead/Good good, they haven’t yet bombed my home,” sings Kuznetzov in the song. “But I can not go out, so I rule my own house/Work like a bee in honeycomb/My revolution, My revolution begins/My revolution, My revolution begins in my world within.”
Red Bird Rising continues: “Taras is aware of the missiles and bombs, aware of the rape and torture happening in occupied cities and towns. He is a well-informed, thoughtful man, who loves his country, yet what will he do? What can he do? It is a moment to calibrate inside himself and choose how to respond in the large context of his own singular inner life.”
Watch the music video below.