Tom Morello has hailed a new pro-Palestinian protest song Macklemore has shared, branding it “the most Rage Against The Machine song since Rage Against The Machine”.

The track, ‘Hind’s Hall’, which was surprise released yesterday (May 6) and is inspired by the ongoing student protests taking place around the US, has a similar beat to RATM’s ‘Killing In The Name’.

It covers everything from American politics, capitalist greed, social media censorship and white supremacy in less than three minutes.

The song also intersperses clips of pro-Palestine protests with the devastation in Gaza, along with images of conglomerates such as McDonald’s and Starbucks, and scenes from the ongoing conflict.


Elsewhere, the rapper takes a pop at the West and Joe Biden over their stance and lack of support towards the Palestinians and how students have led a wave of protests in the US in recent weeks with the lyric: “If the West was pretending that you didn’t exist you’d want the world to stand up and the students finally did”.

The song’s political message has since prompted Tom Morello to praise the track, which sees all proceeds go to UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees.


Last November, Macklemore delivered a rousing speech at a pro-Palestine rally calling the conflict a “genocide”.

He was also one of many celebrities who recently signed an open letter urging President Biden to call for a ceasefire joining Dua Lipa, Killer Mike, and Michael Stipe for “an immediate de-escalation and ceasefire in Gaza and Israel before another life is lost.”

More than 34,600 Palestinians have been killed and more than 77,000 wounded in Israel’s current military operation, according to Gaza’s Hamas-controlled health ministry, reports Sky News.


Elsewhere, a host of labels recently dropped out of the forthcoming The Great Escape festival due to the event’s ties with Barclays Bank.

The bank has been a source of controversy amid the current events in Gaza because of the bank’s financial investment in companies that supply arms to Israel.

The issue was first highlighted by a petition started by the promoter How to Catch a Pig and the band The Menstrual Cramps, and has since been signed by artists including KneecapLambrini GirlsAlfie TemplemanLip CriticWunderhorse and Mary in the Junkyard who have urged the festival to drop Barclays as a sponsor.

The move comes after swathes of artists refused to play Austin’s SXSW Festival, due to its connections with the US Army and weapons companies amid the Israel-Gaza conflict.