We often tend to ignore and overlook the individuals and the victims/survivors of global catastrophes; their stories and suffering is written out of mainstream discourse and history. We focus more on the politics and take up space by arguing and bickering over differing opinions. With the suffering in Syria and the refugee crisis as a whole, Dialectic’s new track Memories of Oblivion, featuring Masa Hamwi on vocals and produced by UK based Agent of Change, it is written from the perspective of a survivor of such catastrophes; for those whose stories we never hear enough of, who die everyday nameless, faceless, buried without funerals, the despised, the forgotten; their existence summed by mere statistics and empty phrases. Through parts of the media they’re dehumanized, we’re further desensitized towards their suffering and so we’re made to feel no affinity or empathy towards them, as if they deserve to die because of the labels we establish our societies on.
‘Memories Of Oblivion’ is taken from Dialectic’s upcoming debut EP ‘The Circus’.
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