On their new released indie single Young Galaxy give a subtle shoutout to Leonard Cohen's Suzanne and its message of the salvation to be found in the kindness of a stranger. The band says we need the kindness of strangers as well as to be that kindness to strangers even more these days. Proceeds from the track go to a variety of agencies helping ensure strangers have access to salvation.
“We can no longer stand idly by and rely only on the people who shape the world for us culturally and politically. We must stay true to ourselves and feel the courage of our convictions in the face of polarizing political and personal views. But most of all, we must show empathy, compassion and love - even when faced with increasing existential threats, and fear and hostility. This song is a statement of intent, as we enter a new era, to hopefully serve as a reminder to ourselves of what our responsibilities are as artists in this troubled time.”
The track may or may not be B-Sided with a cover of Cohen's pretty decent ode, built around the deep blast of ships in a harbour.