At the end of July, Jimmy Cliff shared the lead single from his upcoming album, Refugees. The song – with the same title – is done in collaboration with American rapper/singer Wyclef Jean. Both men effectively represented their respective genres on the dance version of the tune.
A day before it went live Jimmy Cliff issued the following statement about Refugees: “Refugees is not just a song, but a movement. As a humanitarian, I wrote the song due to emotional feelings towards freedom taken away from human beings. None of us should be forced by violence, economics, war or persecution to leave our country against our will.”