Holiday Sidewinder has shared a new Bandcamp-exclusive song titled ‘Survive This’, released in the wake of “another woman being murdered by a man – just walking home after dark”.
The song, co-written and produced with Ben Mark, details the narrator’s experiences of sexual violence and imagines retribution – “Say go high but I wanna go low/Hunt the fucker down for revenge though,” Sidewinder sings on the track’s chorus.
On social media, Sidewinder said she’d originally intended for ‘Survive This’ to be a Halloween release “about the real ghouls in our society”, but that its message felt timely given the current climate.
“I thought this song might hit a chord and serve as some tension release for anyone exhausted by the patriarchy, misogyny and hate crimes against women,” Sidewinder wrote.
Back in December, the Sydney-born indie-pop singer shared her latest single ‘The Real Tea’. Last year also saw the former Bridezilla frontwoman release a handful of other singles.
Sidewinder’s debut album, ‘Forever or Whatever’, arrived back in 2019.