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Urthboy’s New Music Video Is A Love Letter To Australia’s Protest Movement

From climate change to Indigenous rights and marriage equality, the clip follows some of the biggest political moments in Australia.

Back in January Urthboy fans were treated to a pleasant surprise with the arrival of ‘Have & Hold’, the Sydney MC’s first single since ‘Flat Earth’ dropped last October.

The track, which features Australian born, LA-based singer TIAAN, sees Urthboy in his element — traversing the tumultuous state of politics and current affairs on top of an extremely lush beat.

Now the video for ‘Have & Hold’ has dropped and Urthboy, who also doubles as the head honcho at Sydney label Elefant Traks, is wearing his heart on his sleeve.

The clip includes footage from protests representing some of the biggest social movements in Australia today. It follows the campaigns to stop the Adani coal mine, fight for the rights of refugees Australia has locked up on Manus Island, the battle for marriage equality and Indigenous justice.

You can check it out right here:

The focus throughout the video is on the protestors themselves — the highs, the lows and the continual struggle. It was shot and directed by Entropico’s Harry Hunter, and has dropped less than a month before Urthboy’s new EP, Turning Circle, is due for release.

The new five-track project is set to “explore the state of change in many different forms” and will include the previously released tracks ‘Flat Earth’, ‘Crushing Hard’ and ‘Have & Hold’, as well as two new tunes: ‘Matilda’ and ‘Turning Circle’.

The EP lands on March 2 and you can preorder it online here or grab a limited edition vinyl here.