London duo The Chronicles of Manimal and Samara have unveiled a new single titled “The Chefs Song,” taken from their newly-announced album, Trust No Leaders, due on July 1st, 2022. The heavy new single follows the previous tracks “Count the Dead,” “The Prophet,” and “Nothing but Dust,” all of which can be heard below.
Commenting on “The Chefs Song,” the band share the following:
“The song is a satirical vaudeville that dramatises the pressures of working in a busy kitchen in order to shed light on the urgency of the issue of inhospitable and exploitative working conditions in the hospitality sector. What the theatrical comedy of the song belies is a sinister truth, a tragedy that plagues our modern societies — the prevalence of modern slavery in the 21st century.”
Per a recent press release, “According to a study by the Human Trafficking Foundation (2018):
More than 1 in 10 people who work in hospitality in the world are reported to be working under modern slavery conditions. For far too long, this has remained hidden from the public eye — behind the closed doors of some kitchens, hotels, and restaurants.”