'VISA' / 'ВИЗА' Single

by Sasha Ilyukevich & The Highly Skilled Migrants

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'VISA' is Ilyukevich’s satirical reflection on the adversity of living in the post-Soviet dictatorship of his Motherland Belarus, and later his struggle to settle in Britain, having to comply to ever-aggressive immigration rules.

“You need a Visa to see our democracy. You are a Second Class Citizen. You need a Visa to speak out.”

In this volatile and hostile political climate, the future uncertainties provoked by Brexit act to exacerbate the conflicting opinions on the Migrant Crisis in Europe, the demagogue Trump and Putin’s imperialistic ambitions. This song addresses the evasive 'VISA' to remain as symbolic of all such biased bureaucratic systems used to create even more separation and destruction in this world.

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released May 16, 2017

Sasha Ilyukevich – Vocals, Guitar
Nathan Fustec – Lead Guitar
Murray McHattie – Bass Guitar
David Bryceland – Drums and Percussion

Music Arranged by Sasha Ilyukevich & the Highly Skilled Migrants

Recorded by the Highly Skilled Migrants at the Stables Studio, East Ham, London, UK

Mixed by Murray McHattie at the Stables Studio, East Ham, London, UK
Mastered by Steve Corrao, Sage Audio, Nashville, USA

Lyrics and Music by Sasha Ilyukevich

Artwork by Moi Tran
www.moitran.co.uk

Produced by Sasha Ilyukevich & the Highly Skilled Migrants
www.sashailyukevich.com

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Sasha Ilyukevich & The Highly Skilled Migrants London, UK

London-based Belarusian troubadour Sasha Ilyukevich and his British band ‘The Highly Skilled Migrants’ create an incomparable brew of post punk electric energy and folk lyricism. Ilyukevich sings in Russian, his vocals swoop from soft whispered melodies to raucous screams, defying language barriers to deliver songs that are uplifting, intelligent, macabre, romantic and melancholic. ... more

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