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Band & Musician News - Smashproof Releases New Single 'Broken Chains' Featuring Che Fu

Smashproof Releases New Single 'Broken Chains' Featuring Che Fu

16 October 2020 - 0 Comments

Smashproof has released a new song titled Broken Chains, inspired by Che Fu and DLT’s 1996 song Chains.

The song, which features Che Fu, is a protest song about the challenges New Zealanders – in particular Maori and South Pacific Island communities – face in the modern world.

“This song is about generational chains that need to be broken and addressed,” says TY, one of the three members of Smashproof. “What better way to reach our people than with a true Pacific pioneer like Che? As well as being one of the great New Zealand singers, Che Fu and DLT were some of the first Pacific Island artists to talk about real issues in their music, and they paved the way for many of us.”

Getting together over numerous sessions in 2019 as part of the 10-year celebrations of their number one single Brother, Smashproof wrote and recorded a range of songs together and decided to release them. Che Fu, who co-wrote Survivors with TY for his 2013 album Motivation, and like TY is of Niuean heritage, came onboard to collaborate on Broken Chains.

“It was great to get back in the studio and write together,” says group member Deach of Smashproof’s reunion. “We have grown up and moved on down different life paths, but we still have the chemistry to write awesome songs together as a group.”

Broken Chains is mastered by Angus McNaughton, who co-wrote the number one single Chains with DLT and Che Fu. A video for the song can be seen here.

Smashproof was formed by Sid Diamond, Tyree, and Deach in 2007. The hip hop trio are best known for the song Brother, which spent eleven consecutive weeks at number one on the New Zealand charts in 2009. The group’s debut album The Weekend came out in 2009 and Smashproof went on to have three consecutive top 20 singles on the New Zealand singles Chart.



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