Belle and Sebastian are using their latest single to aid those impacted by the war in Ukraine.
In the music video for “If They’re Shooting at You,” Belle and Sebastian showcases a series of photos from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, according to People.
The Scottish indie pop group dropped the music video for the new track from their upcoming 11th studio album A Bit of Previous on Thursday, showcasing images both heartbreaking and uplifting of Ukrainians living life amid Russia’s invasion.
The septet also pledged all proceeds from the song to the Red Cross, while urging fans to donate to the organization’s efforts for Ukraine via Bandcamp. There, the U.K. government will match proceeds until March 18 through a joint appeal with the Disasters Emergency Committee.
“When the situation in Ukraine first started to happen it became clear that the lives of the people there, and probably ‘ours’ too, were never going to be the same,” frontman Stuart Murdoch said in a statement. “The band had just started rolling out tracks for our new album, and it all felt a bit silly to be honest. We had one track called ‘If They’re Shooting At You,’ it’s a song about being lost, broken and under threat of violence.”