MUSIC NEWS: ZAND Releases New Single ‘Battery Acid’
ZAND has released their new single Battery Acid.
“Battery Acid is inspired by a pretty harrowing abusive situation I was in a long, long time ago. I was still openly queer and non-binary at the time, but I was not allowed to be myself. He was particularly threatened by my bisexuality; constantly accusing me of cheating or about to leave him for someone of any gender, when I was actually still loyal despite the abuse I was enduring. Eventually I escaped the relationship, but this song is more of a “what if I did?” spin on that chapter of my life, because this person absolutely did not deserve my loyalty after what he put me through. In the song’s narrative, I leave for a woman,” ZAND explains.
“Bisexual people are actually more prone to intimate partner violence due to the stigma around our identities. With that being said, no matter your sexuality – what is considering ‘cheating’ can happen reactively due to abuse in an effort to escape, or an action of desperation, whatever – not because one is ‘greedy’ or ‘untrustworthy’, and although I’ve not done it myself, that’s the dynamic I’m exploring here.”
Keep your eyes peeled for details of ZAND‘s sophomore EP.
See ZAND live at one of the following dates:
Fri 29th – MANCHESTER – Night & Day (Double Dare Ya)
Sat 10th – NEWCASTLE – Rise Festival
Wed 12th – LEEDS, UK – Stylus*
Thu 13th – MANCHESTER, UK – Academy 2*
Fri 14th – LONDON, UK – Garage*
Sun 16th – BRIGHTON, UK – Chalk*
Mon 17th – BRISTOL, UK – Fleece*
Wed 19th – BIRMINGHAM, UK – Institute 2*
Fri 21st – HAMBURG, DE – Goldener Salon Hafenklang*
Sat 22nd – BERLIN, DE – Privat Club*
Sun 23rd – COLOGNE, DE – MTC*
Tue 25th – PARIS, FR – Les Etoiles*
Wed 26th – HAARLEM, NL – Patronaat 23*
Sat 29th – NEWCASTLE, UK – Student’s Union*
Sun 30th – GLASGOW, UK – SWG3*
Sat 12th – LEEDS – Drown U Out