We’ve been massive fans of three-tone band The Tuts for a few years now (who have recently supported ska legends The Specials), and so it’s great to see Nadia Javed from the band release her first solo single. And there really couldn’t be a better time for it.
Having been admirably active and vocal with her opinions about Thursday’s upcoming election, even taking part in her local town’s FCK BORIS march, Javed’s perfectly entitled ‘I Hate Boris’ is the pop-punk anthem we all need this week. Reflecting not only on how much she hates the undeniably racist Boris Johnson, but also addressing “the phenomena of brown tories like Sajid Javid and Priti Patel”, and how they do not represent her, the track juxtaposes Nadia’s honey-sweet vocals and twinkling uptempo melodies with the stark realism and searing honesty of the lyrics.
Combining impassioned activism with an infectious musicality – giving a sparkling voice to how so many of us are feeling right now – with ‘I Hate Boris’ Nadia Javed inspires and motivates us to get up, make our voices heard and fight the right with all our might.
Watch the new video for ‘I Hate Boris’ now:
And please make sure you vote on Thursday, and help kick the racist, sexist, homophobic turd out of Downing Street!