MUSIC NEWS: RedHook Release New Single ‘SAY’
RedHook have released their brand new single SAY, self-produced by guitarist Craig Wilkinson and mixed by Sam Guiana (Between You And Me, The Devil Wears Prada).
The single explores vocalist Emmy Mack‘s experiences of sexism during her time as an artist, both before and after the #MeToo revolution. A timely topic, given the damning findings of the recent independent Raising Their Voices report into sexual harassment and discrimination across the Australian music industry.
“When I was first starting out, I was told in no uncertain terms that I had a ‘use-by date’, I was pressured to dumb down my ‘image’ and conform to a more palatable ‘female rock artist’ stereotype; and I was repeatedly made to feel like my opinion didn’t matter when it came to my own music and career. And even though it does feel like things are starting to shift in a more positive direction, with the #metoo movement and now this Raising Their Voices report helping to bring these issues out of the shadows, we clearly still have a long way to go.
“I hope my little trauma dump on SAY helps empower people who’ve copped similar bullshit in any aspect of life. My vision for the song is to be a loud and impetuous ‘fuck you’ to anyone who’s ever tried to make anyone else in this world feel voiceless or small.”
Like what you hear? You can stream or purchase SAY HERE.