“The work that they do is phenomenal and the lives that they change and the way they empower people as a charity is something that is so worth getting behind,” Jack Cochrane, the band’s lead singer, told the Big Issue.
The stripped-back video, which was released this week, is shot in Glasgow and follows the lives of people who are supported by the charity.
Cochrane said he recently moved to the city and was amazed by the sense of community, something which inspired the song and project.
“Coming from a small town and moving into a community that’s so much wider, so much more diverse, with so much more going on, I think I kind of gravitated towards that charity,” he added.
Musician Aref Ghorbani came to Scotland from Iran as a refugee and now works with the Council as a destitution adviser. He stars in the video playing the sitar and told the Big Issue he hoped The Snuts’ video would drive donations and raise awareness of the situation faced by asylum seekers.
“It’s a matter of bringing the communities together, the local community and refugee communities,” he said.
“It’s really valuable, especially during this difficult time, it’s been a deep year for all of us and especially refugees who are new into this country and who might not have people they are in touch with.
“It was a great collaboration between this amazing band and the Scottish Refugee Council, I was amazed.”
As well as the band donating the video budget to the charity, label Parlophone Records will give the Council all the proceeds from downloads.
“We have truly loved working with The Snuts on their new music video for Somebody Loves You,” representatives from the charity said.
“After a tough year full of traumatic events in our community in Glasgow and across the UK and the world, it was a breath of fresh air to be approached by The Snuts to work on this project.
“This project couldn’t have come at a better time and we are so grateful to have been part of it.”
The Snuts have already amassed a cult following with tens of thousands of followers on social media but they haven’t let their musical popularity stop them from doing good in their community, from helping out in local food banks and collecting for homelessness charities at their shows.
Cochrane added: “This is not just a one-off project, we are going to try and take it through through the rest of the year and keep that message strong and keep putting the refugee council’s name out there and using our platform for that.
“We’re so caught up in our own worlds and on the go twenty-four-seven, having a chance to speak to some of these people and finding out the things they’ve been through and just how positive they come across was something that really blew me away.”
The Snuts’ Debut Album ‘W.L.’ is out on Parlophone Records on March 19