Post punk duo deux furieuses are back with the coruscating new single ‘Let Them Pass’.
Marking three years to the day since the COVID lockdown was implemented in the UK, ‘Let Them Pass’ sees deux furieuses tread into more personal territory without compromising on their usual insurgent political form.
Reverberating with a profound sense of outrage and loss, the new track tackles the government’s incompetence with a spear-heading assault of their trademark alt-rock. As the band explain: “’Let Them Pass’ is a song of mourning and personal loss as a consequence of the Government’s irresponsible care home failures during the early stages of the pandemic. I wrote it after a walk in the woods on Christmas Day 2020 when sunlight shone through the tall fir trees and I felt the death all around me pass onto life.”
Accompanied by a stirring and sombre official video that reflects on the lasting consequences the pandemic continues to have today, deux furieuses add: “The song is about being unable to say goodbye in person. It’s for the young care home worker who broke the rules to accept a video of homemade music via her WhatsApp to play on a final phone call and told me: ‘she’s smiling’. It’s in tribute to all those who put on what little PPE they had to care for others. It’s a song of mourning for us all as this passes into history.”