Hip-hop artist Classified has a new song about laid-off oil sands workers and it's quite catchy.
The song, titled 'Work Away' was uploaded to YouTube in January, but has only just begun to rise in popularity. It's one of 16 songs on his album 'Greatful'.
In the beginning of the song, voices of oil sands workers are heard. They say their names, where they're from and where they're stationed.
“Eighty per cent of the people I know on the east coast had to either move out west or they do two weeks out/one week home,” the rapper said. “Most of them are still working but a couple of them are having problems.”
The song was being written before the price of oil sank. Classified says he and David Myles (the man he collaborated with) could pen a sequel.