Offbeat audio: Electro-pop band Ooberfüse selected for official UK papal visit song

Discovering papist techno music is a humorous tradition here at AmP, stretching back to the amusing discovery of the “Habemus Papam Benedictus Mix“, where someone actually layered the announcement of Pope Benedict’s pontificate with a techno soundtrack.

So, in that same tongue-in-cheek spirit, I offer to you today “Heart’s Cry“, a song by the UK electro-pop band Ooberfüse, which will be featured during events surrounding the pope’s visit to the UK this week:

“The committee overseeing Pope Benedict’s itinerary in Britain next week announced today that they have chosen a hip-hop track to be the official “youth anthem” for his three day visit.”

… The band, who all live in London, sent their track to Father Andrew Headon, a member of the Papal Visit Organising Committee which chose the song to represent young worshippers. It will almost certainly be played to the faithful during the Pope’s prayer vigil in Hyde Park, an event which is specifically aimed at appealing to younger Catholics. [UK Independent]

You can listen to the full song here – one of the cool things about it is that it actually samples parts of a speech by the Holy Father himself:
Ooberfüse – Heart’s Cry by 360degreemusic.

I’m curious to hear from the teenage and 20-something papists – would you put this on your playlist? Has anyone come across examples of papist electro-pop/hip-hop/rap?



  • Deanna

    I’m pretty generous – but this is pretty rough. Good try & good going to represent the Papal visit. Here is the youtube link to the video:

  • Pharmgirl

    Definitely not. And I love techno – good techno, that is.

  • Clare

    I’m 15 and would not add this song to my iPod. I don’t like songs where I hear/understand what is being said, as is the case for this song.



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