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Softcult Heaven 2023

Softcult criticise capitalist societies on "Shortest Fuse"

30 January 2024, 11:14 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

Canadian twin duo Softcult have kicked off their year with "Shortest Fuse", which is a criticism of capitalist society and the chokehold it has on low-income households.

Of the inspiration behind the new track, Softcult comment: "Capitalism seems to be designed to keep underprivileged people toiling in a never ending cycle of debt and poverty where their labor is underpaid in order to profit their employers. The benefits of capitalism are rarely equally distributed, accruing wealth to a very small percentage of the population. Built on the notion of greed, benefitting only by paying workers less than what their labor is worth, it's difficult to not become disenfranchised with capitalism when you exist in this reality and see no end in sight. We can't become complicit in a system that is designed to keep us down."

"Shortest Fuse" is out now.

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