Sydney-based alternative-rock trio RedHook have today released their subversive new single Cure 4 Psycho.
Produced by Stevie Knight (Trophy Eyes, Stand Atlantic, Yours Truly) and mixed by James Paul Wisner (Hands Like Houses, Underoath), the raucous track opens with fiery guitars and an in your face baseline. Lead singer Emmy Mack gives a commanding vocal performance, grasping your attention from the moment she enters the track, to the very last second.
Feeling like the theme song to a modern horror story, the track uses wry humour and slasher movie imagery to comment on more human and personal subject matter, bringing attention to the real horrors of everyday life. “'Cure 4 Psycho' is written from the perspective of a survivor raising a defiant middle-finger to her would-be killer. Writing this song helped liberate me from an emotionally and psychologically abusive relationship that I struggled for a long time to escape from," Mack reflects.
The song also serves as an act of defiance, reclaiming the word “psycho” and its modern associations. “I also feel it's important to note here that the use of the word ‘psycho’ is intended in the traditional sense of psychopathy, referring to someone who is incurably narcissistic, manipulative, predatory and devoid of empathy and remorse, in defiance of its popular use as a term for belittling emotional ex-partners, most commonly women” Mack adds.
To celebrate the songs release, the trip will headline a a one-off double performance at La La La’s in Wollongong, with the first session selling out in a matter of days. Having toured relentlessly across Australia, the UK and Europe, these intimate shows will mark the bands return to the stage. No stranger to large crowds, the band have played festivals such as Download UK, Good Things, BIGSOUND and Halloween Hysteria 2019, as well as supporting the likes of The Amity Affliction, Sevendust, Hands Like Houses and Ocean Grove.
Cure 4 Psycho is out now! Listen to the song below.