French pop/rock trio, Oakman have released their new single, “Murder” via Rude Records today. Carried by upbeat drums and dreamy synth, the song’s melodies contrast with the darker message of the lyrics which depict the effects of sexual harassment and abuse on a person’s life and how it can grow into pure hatred. Listen to the song now below.
“The meaning of this song is deep and quite tricky to explain. It’s about sexual abuse and everything that is related to it,” says lead singer, Marine. “I know that ‘Murder’ is a strong word, but I wanted to represent through it the hatred, anger and sadness that the trauma of rape or sexual abuse can leave on a life. The character in the song finds herself constantly imprisoned by her traumas, which end up killing her from the inside. So in her dreams, she hopes to kill her abuser the same way that he ‘killed’ her. Very often, the extent of such acts is underestimated or even ignored for the abuser, while the victim will have to live with it all their life. I think this song can speak to anyone who has experienced a traumatic situation where they were the victim. The topic doesn’t matter. It’s your life, your experience. We all have dark times in our lives.”
Last month, the trio shared their recent single, “Fantasy,” a track that muses on how we can tend to live in this “fantasy” world where we’re not being true to ourselves and realizing that we can’t continue to live that way and we have to be who we really are. “Fantasy” was preceded by “Night,” a track that reflects on the fleeting moments of life we take for granted, and reminds us to live in these moments and enjoy life.
The band also recently wrapped a tour with fellow French band, Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! for their first tour in France in 6 years.