Assange To Release Single

While WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange remains in the Ecuadorian embassy in London avoiding extradition, he’s turned to songwriting.

He’s teamed up with Rene Perez Joglar (aka Residente) of Latin Grammy-winning politically active band Calle 13.

Residente’s June 19 meeting with Australian-born Assange is to be streamed to his 5 million Twitter followers, who were encouraged to send ideas for a collaboration, which the two would turn into a song.

Fans can also record ideas along to a loop on the band’s Soundcloud page. Authorities are seeking Assange’s extradition to Sweden on charges of sexual assault.