‘Independence is normal’ says Charlotte Church in YesCymru’s New Year tune
Charlotte Church has sung that “independence is normal” in a YesCymru tune to celebrate the New Year.
The Welsh singer-songwriter, who has sold over 10 million records worldwide, teamed up with the grassroots pro-independence group to bring a musical twist to the start of 2021.
She said that her support for independence wasn’t about “nationalism, but instead was about “democracy”, and added that the country had the opportunity to become a “shining beacon of environmentalism and wellbeing.”
YesCymru shared a video on social media which featured a cartoon of her belting out the song on stage whilst wearing a long Welsh flag dress. It also included a suggestion that supporters back entering the Eurovision Song Contest with the song and representing Wales.
Charlotte Church said: “Wales, we have an opportunity to be a shining beacon of environmentalism and wellbeing but I believe that can only happen when we aren’t governed by Westminster. This isn’t about nationalism, it’s about democracy.
“Please have a look what @YesCymru have to say. Happy New Year. Xx”
YesCymru said: “Nothing to see here, just the smooth jazz stylings of @CharlotteChurch – the #indyWales superstar – wishing us all a very Happy New Year! Blwyddyn newydd dda gan bawb yn YesCymru!
“Why not make Welsh Independence your New Year’s Resolution?”
Blwyddyn newydd dda gan bawb yn YesCymru! 🏴
— YesCymru 🏴 (@YesCymru) January 1, 2021
It added: “A cheeky reminder that over 50 countries have gained independence from Westminster rule. None have asked to return.”
In 2020 YesCymru’s membership rocketed to over 16,000 and support for independence reached a record high of 33 per cent in a YouGov opinion poll.