British indie-pop band Autoheart send an artistic message on Russia's infamous "gay propaganda" laws in the new music video for their single "Moscow."
The retro-styled clip for the song concludes with a steamy kiss between two Russian soldiers in uniform, intercut with performance shots of the band.
Calling "Moscow" a "song about the daft optimism of being in love," members of the band note on their YouTube page, "We are lucky in Britain to have laws that mean whether we are gay, straight, bisexual or anything in between, our relationships are recognized and our rights protected by law. But in Russia there is an anti-gay crisis happening right now: their government does not want to afford their people those same rights and are trying to criminalize even the discussion of gay equality."
The song is a cut off their "Punch" album, which was released July 15.
The band is also encouraging fans to sign a petition protesting LGBT violence in Russia. You check out that petition here.
Read more about Autoheart on their official website here.