Mr SOS – Peace & Prosperity (2022)

Europe, Pays Bas

Mr. SOS revives the important question, “what happened to peace,” on this anti-war anthem, “Peace & Prosperity” produced by Maxamill.

Written for Ukraine and all victims of abuse, SOS delivers smooth but concise rhymes over beautiful production made up from hard bass grooves, hypnotic guitar melodies and a sax loop that sounds like a classic Hip Hop version of Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On”.

The song opens with a story of domestic abuse, focusing on a character named Janie who confronts her abuser. When asked why he chose to tell this story, SOS says, “It’s because we know there’s a lot going on in the world right now and we want to be able to help, but we can’t fix the world unless we fix ourselves first. It also plays like a metaphor for conflict such as the one happening between Russia & Ukraine.”

Then in the second verse SOS gives us positive & inspiring words dedicated to Ukraine and everyone around the world who shares solidarity with the Ukrainian people, as well as a message for all people and leaders. “It’s a song I can see being played by protesters and revolutionaries,” adds SOS.

Cover art by Ukrainian artist and graphic designer Mikhailo Polivanov.
paru le 5 mai 2022