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Alt rockers OUR LADY PEACE drop killer new single “Stop Making Stupid People Famous” ft Pussy Riot

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TORONTO, ON., Friday, July 9, 2021 – Today, Our Lady Peace, the platinum-album selling Canadian rockstars, debut the video to their explosive statement track “Stop Making Stupid People Famous” featuring Pussy Riot.

In the electric dance-filled video, Our Lady Peace uniquely contrasts the tongue-in-cheek nature of the song with carefree and colourful visuals. The video also elevates the young activists and leaders that society should actually be making famous by featuring them on magazine covers such as teen climate activist Sophia Mathur, Saudi Arabian piano prodigy Eman Gusti, mental health activist Kenidra Woods, and future Mars astronaut Alyssa Carson.

The new track is off the forthcoming record ‘Spiritual Machines 2‘, a sequel to OLP’s seminal 2000 alt rock classic album. Details to follow.

Raine Maida, the singer and co-founder of Our Lady Peace, says that the song is not an attack on anyone, but is designed to celebrate human achievement. “There are so many amazing people who are truly changing the world that no one has ever heard of. They deserve to be recognized for their accomplishments – those are the people who should be famous.”

“Today, when 7 members of Pussy Riot are arrested (again) in Moscow for 15 days, and 2 of them are facing 2 years in jail, I want to reassure you that you should never give too much power and fame to stupid people like the president of my country. Also, it’s a pleasure to work with Our Lady Peace and with my long-term friend and collaborator Dave Sitek” said Nadya from Pussy Riot.

While “Stop Making Stupid People Famous” is a reflection on celebrity influencer culture and how it has weakened and fakened society, it also pushes Our Lady Peace’s call to action: It’s time to work on real dreams. Today, they are introducing the Future Famous program, which recognises a wide range of exceptional people in different fields (science, environmentalism, music, art, etc) who are making a real difference in the world.

Learn more at www.futurefamous.org.

The group recently released ‘Spiritual Machines Acoustic – Side A’, the first part of a sonic overhaul of their critically acclaimed 2000’s album that has become a pillar of late 90s alt rock and a prime example of the creative brilliance that has earned OLP a devoted following. While the original ‘Spiritual Machines’ was influenced by inventor Ray Kurzweil’s book “The Age Of The Spiritual Machines,” this acoustic album is filled with Raines’ mesmerizing vocals and hints of nostalgia that will take the listeners back to the year 2000.

For anyone unfamiliar with Our Lady Peace, they are one of the most successful Canadian bands of the post-grunge era, garnering platinum-selling album after platinum-selling album while also achieving acclaim in the US with hits such as “Superman’s Dead“, “Clumsy” “Somewhere Out There” etc. The band has sold over 5 million albums worldwide, won four JUNO Awards and ten MuchMusic Video Awards – one of the most awarded group’s in MMVA’s history, and have toured the world with The Rolling Stones, Guns n Roses, Smashing Pumpkins, The Stereophonics, Foo Fighters, Alanis Morrisette, and more, in addition to launching their iconic music festival, Summersault, and playing at legendary festivals such as Woodstock ’99 and Live 8.

Our Lady Peace is: Raine Maida (lead vocalist), Duncan Coutts (bass), Steve Mazur (guitar) and Jason Pierce (drums).

by Charlotte Thompson

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