Pussy Riot “1937”

Pussy Riot’s new video for “1937” demands the release of all Russia’s political prisoners and bring attention to the Russian unfair and corrupt “elections” to Moscow city parliament that were held on September 8th. Considering the video was released on September 11th, that’s a pretty quick turnaround. The video is an impressive document of dissent but the track is not what you would think a protest song would sound like. With a glitchy beat and staccato strings, it is a pretty subdued affair. The sweetly sung vocals lilt over the beat, never seeming very violent or angry. Granted, I have no idea what they are saying.