Did you expect the song to be as big a hit as it became?

Honestly, no, not that big. But we knew that it would catch on, because at that point it was just political people involved. We wanted to become involved as well, bringing the art side [to it].

 

How long did it take you to compose the lyrics, beat, master and release the track?

It took us [about] four or five hours.

 

Are you planning to release any other current event-related songs?

Yeah, we feel like we want to contribute to student activism through our art and our music.

 

Do you have any previous music-making experience or training?

It’s all practically self-taught, [although one of us] had piano lessons.

The song can be heard at soundcloud.com/focalistic/freerassie. 

 

Photo: Ciske van den Heever

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