Published Mar 08, 2017First Aid Kit have thrown their usual breezy, folk-leaning sound to the wind for a new track called "You Are the Problem Here." Arriving on International Women's Day (March 8), the song is a defiant blast of rock'n'roll calling out perpetrators of rape and sexual assault.
The sister duo of Klara and Johanna Söderberg shared a message to accompany the new cut, which reads:
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.
Listen to their bold musical declaration below.