Russian president Vladimir Putin has drawn the wrath of the civilised world with his archaic stance on homosexuality which has been amplified in the lead-in to the beginning of the Winter Olympics in Sochi - particularly the "gay propaganda" law, which makes it illegal for anybody to support the LGBT community in public.

Villager's frontman Conor O'Brien has penned a song called 'Occupy Your Mind' in support of those being oppressed, which he says is "written for you, your mother, your father and your gay brothers and sisters in Russia." This is the first new music from O'Brien and his Villagers since the release of the Mercury and Meteor Choice Music Prize nominated album {Awayland}.

'Occupy My Mind' was produced by James Ford (of Simian Mobile Disco fame) and the video directed by Alden Volney.

You can pre-order the track, which will be released on March 31st, via iTunes.