Lead singer Lauren Mayberry said of the new song in a statement: “The opening line (killing your idols is a chore) was something I wrote after listening to some friends arguing about the present day implications of loving certain problematic male artists — I was struck by the lengths that people would go to in order to excuse their heroes and how that was so juxtaposed to my own experiences in the world. Women have to constantly justify their right to exist and negotiate for their own space. We’re told that Bad Things don’t happen to Good Girls. That if you curate yourself to fit the ideal – keep yourself small and safe and acceptable — you will be alright, and it’s just not fucking true.”
Screen Violence, the Scottish trio’s first album since 2018’s Love Is Dead, is due out August 27 via Glassnote Records. It was preceded by the singles ‘He Said She Said’ and the Robert Smith collaboration ‘How Not To Drown’.