Released on 8 October 2021 as a single, ‘Count the Dead’ is the first taste of The Chronicles of Manimal and Samara's forthcoming second studio album Trust No Leaders, which is due 2022.
‘Count the Dead’ brings attention to complex issues concerning the value of human life. The events of 2020-21 have exposed the fragility of our global systems and the flawed foundations on which modern societies and economies are built. The song draws attention to the social and economic injustices that plague society, and the violent health inequalities that have been further exacerbated by the global pandemic, which has now claimed more than 4 million lives worldwide.
"We composed this song as an outrage towards the governments across the world who have failed to act and protect their communities. It advocates for protest against world leaders, whose negligence and recklessness
have resulted in one of the largest ‘avoidable’ losses of lives in generations."
- The Chronicles of Manimal and Samara
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