The Regrettes sort out sexual assault and rape tradition of their outspoken anti-Brett Kavanaugh anthem “Poor Boy,” launched Friday (Nov. 16).
The punk rock band was impressed to write down “Poor Boy” after Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s trial, throughout which she testified that the then-Supreme Court nominee had sexually assaulted her. The Regrettes maintain nothing again within the track’s loaded lyrics, as 18-year-old frontwoman Lydia Night fearlessly references the allegations in opposition to Kavanaugh, singing, “Silence is the proper sound/ For the person that attempted to carry you down.” The track additionally confronts the high-profile statistic that 1 in 5 ladies will expertise sexual assault of their lifetime whereas fiercely informing the track's title "poor boy" that "us ladies are comin' for you."
The twangy electrical guitar chords and impassioned vocals of "Poor Boy" offers the track an unruly vitality that calls for to be heard.
“‘Poor Boy’ was written at a time of being fully fed up and disgusted by the entire terrible people who suppose it’s okay to assault and rape others,” Night mentioned in a launch. “This one is for Kavanaugh and all the opposite nasty males who suppose that this habits is okay in any capability. We received’t settle for it and we are going to proceed to struggle in opposition to it.”
With “Poor Boy,” The Regrettes are working to boost cash for RAINN, a basis that helps sexual assault and rape victims. The band will even embark on Alt Nation’s Advanced Placement Tour in a 15-date run starting Nov. 27.
Watch the “Poor Boy” lyric video beneath.