Swedish folk rockers FIRST AID KIT released their new single YOU ARE THE PROBLEM HERE today – 8 March – in honor of International Women’s Day. A song in which the
duo attack and condemn men who commit rape and sexual assault. A hard kicking, bold and justified outburst, full of anger. The band shared this statement explaining the track:
“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.”
Here’s the audio clip…