"There's always been a sea between us, we used to sail it together — but you're leaving, now we're falling apart", the lyrics of a Dutch artist's creation — "Breunion Boys" say.
Julia Veldman C., an anime filmmaker, born in the Netherlands, but working and living in the US at the moment came up with an idea about creating an anti-Brexit boy band upon first learning of Britain's referendum, according to Reuters.
"I thought, what else will work better than the voice of Take That, or a boy band — the best thing Britain ever gave to us — to convince them to take us back?" Veldman C. says in an interview with Reuters.
The boy band consists of young men, aged 22 to 15, with three of them reportedly being Dutch university students.
"Look how angry many Brits are towards the EU and how many Europeans are angry towards Britain for leaving, I think this emotion should be answered. We are kind of an answer to the emotion", Reuters cites one of the quintet's members Joshua Alagbe as saying.
The anti-Brexit music project led to a situation where social media users, especially those on Twitter were stunned by what they had seen and heard.
— •lina• (@agirlcalledlina) December 21, 2018
— Garaidh Smyth 🏴🇮🇪🇪🇺🏁 (@WeirdPsyience) December 21, 2018
Oh dear God no.— 🅰️ᓿᗫᖻ (@AidanStreet) December 21, 2018
Please tell me this is a parody.— John Wills (@uksurvivorjohn) December 21, 2018
Despite the initial intention of the band's creator, Twitter users found the first song of the Breunion Boys to be one more reason to say goodbye to the EU.
We need hard Brexit immediately— Daniel Ellis (@dj3llis) December 21, 2018
I concede defeat. There is no hope 👋— Elaine Garvey (@elaine_g_nola) December 21, 2018