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Stick To Your Guns Have Announced The Details Of A New Stripped Back EP

Jack Rogers
Jack Rogers 28 January 2021 at 17.16

Check out the acoustic rendition of 'Amber'.

Stick To Your Guns are back and they have slowed things right down with a brand new EP. 

'The Meaning Remains' is set for release on February 18 via End Hit Records and features slowed-down versions of some of the band's most popular songs. 

The tracklisting looks like this:

01. Amber
02. Forgiveness of Self
03. Nobody
04. Take On Me (A-Ha Cover)

You hear 'Amber' now, which when stripped to its bare bones becomes an even more heartwrenching and vulnerable bout of storytelling. 

Vocalist Jesse Barnett had this to say:

"This is an EP of some of our most popular STYG songs translated into in a new light.Although the setting of these songs may seem slow and somber, the meaning of these songs remains with the same furious passion for which they were intended. They are sung quietly and gently from the same place that they are screamed. For us, fury and peace go hand and hand. They are both tools that we believe are necessary. We hope you enjoy these songs you've heard a thousand times — but now in a new way."

Have a listen below:

The band released one song last year, in the form of a demo version of 'Hasta La Victoria'.

Here's some explanation for where the track stems from:

"Today Stick To Your Guns is honoring the birthday of Chilean revolutionary and folk singer Victor Jara by releasing a new (demo) song entitled “Hasta La Victoria”. Victor’s story is one known all over the world and one used as a cautionary tale in recognizing fascism but even more so the necessary importance of fighting it with everything that you have.

On September 11th 1973 a CIA sponsored coup took place in Santiago, Chile to overthrow democratically elected leftist leader Salvador Allende (it is also referred to as “The First 9/11”). Victor and thousands of other musicians, poets, artists, teachers, students and political dissidents that were seen as a “Marxist threat” were taken to the Santiago stadium where they were tortured and killed. Many eye witness accounts of people who were lucky enough to survive said that the officers were especially brutal to Victor. They broke his hands and said “sing for us now you son of a bitch”. They brutally beat him until finally his body was torn apart by machine gun fire.

His songs have inspired people all over the world to never forget the struggle of working people and to stand up together in unity and solidarity against systems that serve to pillage and steal from working class families. Today we release this song not only for Victor but for the Chilean people who put everything they have on the line to continue to fight for their most basic dignities.

You have and continue to inspire us to keep up the same fight. Solidarity forever."

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