It’s title track was performed on behalf of Ukraine two months ago in Stockholm at the international song contest Eurovision-2016, where Jamala got the first place
Embassy of Ukraine in the USA reported on Facebook:
'Ukrainian singer Jamala released album 1944 in the US.
The song 1944 is dedicated to the memory about the terrible tragedy of the Crimean Tatar people (Jamala is a Crimean Tatar herself) – the forcible deportation by Stalin’s regime from their native land Crimea – and calls to prevent its recurrence in the future.
The title track is in English and Crimean Tatar, while 8 other songs of the album are in English and 3 songs are in Ukrainian.
The album is released by the Universal Music Group, Inc.'