Listen to the New Billy Bragg Single “Saffiyah Smiles”

Billy Bragg
Photo by Stuart Bucknell Photography

Renowned activist and songwriter Billy Bragg has just released his brand new single “Saffiyah Smiles”.

The track is inspired by the viral photo of Saffiyah Khan who smiled benignly in the face of the incensed leader of the far-right group the English Defence League at an anti-immigrant demonstration in Birmingham (UK) in April ’17.

“Following the shocking scenes of white supremacists marching through the streets of Charlottesville this past summer, my mind went back to an image of a young woman facing down a ranting fascist with nothing but a serene smile,” Bragg explained.

Take a listen to the country shuffle of “Saffiyah Smiles” below:

“Saffiyah Smiles” will be part of Billy Bragg’s newly announced mini album Bridges Not Walls, due for release on the 3rd November. The full track listing is here:

1. The Sleep Of Reason
2. King Tide And The Sunny Day Flood
3. Why We Build The Wall
4. Saffiyah Smiles
5. Not Everything That Counts Can Be Counted
6. Full English Brexit

1 Comment

  1. October 27, 2017 at 13:13

    […] – Billy Bragg released his new single “Saffiyah Smiles”. Details here […]


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