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LYSSNA: First Aid Kit – ”You Are the Problem Here”

Publicerad: 8 mars 2017 av Rikard Berg

Det mest högljudda de gett ut.

First Aid Kit är kanske inte kända för arga texter och hårda gitarrer, men i dag är ingen vanlig dag. You Are the Problem Here släpps för att uppmärksamma internationella kvinnodagen och delar av intäkterna kommer att gå till organisationen Women for Women International.

”I am so sick and tired of this world / All these women with their dreams shattered / From some man’s sweaty, desperate touch / Goddammit, I’ve had enough” börjar låten, som är det mest högljudda de någonsin gett ut. Lyssna på den nedan – på Spotify släpps den inte förrän på fredag. Duon säger följande i ett pressmeddelande:

Today is the International Women’s Day and the theme of the year is #BeBoldForChange. “You Are the Problem Here” isn’t a typical First Aid Kit-song. It’s angry and direct. It’s a song written out of despair. After reading about yet another rape case where the perpetrator was handed a sentence which did not at all reflect the severity of his crime we felt upset and vengeful. We were, and are, sick of living in a society where the victims of rape are often blamed for the horrible thing that has been done to them. Our message is clear and should not be controversial in the least: if you rape, you are the problem. Alcohol is not the problem. So called “youth culture” is not the problem. You are. And you always have a choice.

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