Calle 13 Teams Up With Julian Assange For New Single "Multi_Viral"

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According to Residente, the lyrics of "Multi_Viral" are representative of "universal discomfort." He said, "It speaks about courage, about what lights the wick, and it manages to cause a chemical distress in your body."

Assange and Residente released a Q&A on the WikiLeaks channel, discussing the content of the song and the social issues that inspired the lyrics -- including the NSA spying scandal. 

"For sure the first people to have our song were the NSA," Residente told The Miami Herald, "Maybe they liked it and that's why I'm still alive."

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Originally from El Paso, Texas, Cristina Mari Arreola earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to New YorkNew York. In her downtime, you can usually find her scouring the city for the most authentic Mexican food (still looking...), scaring herself silly watching horror movies, or frantically reading a novel from her (extremely lengthy) reading list. . You can follow her on Twitter at @c_arreola

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