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The song itself 'Long Time At Sea' has been produced by Vic Coppersmith (producer for The Jam, also worked with The Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath, and Jo Cocker), and it was written and sang by his son Josh Coppersmith.

The background:

As we know, the public discourse surrounding refugees has been tainted in recent months. They are all too often associated with religious extremists - the very people they are in fact fleeing from. More needs to be done to help UK residents have empathy with the true situation of refugees.

The lyrics of this song are based on documentary footage and personal accounts of those who have attempted to flee war torn regions, such as Syria.

100% of proceeds from the sale of the song will divided between 4 charities who work on different aspects of the refugee crisis in Europe and the Middle East. These charities have expressed that they are willing to be involved and will help promote the song. They are: Hand in Hand for Syria Help Refugees CalAid Medecins Sans Frontieres Josh wrote the track to help raise awareness to the refugee crisis and it was inspired (along with the video) by personal stories Josh collected during his volunteering trips to the Jungle in Calais.

Link to the fundraising page:

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