Oakland indie-pop punks Pity Party are releasing their new album Concrete next week (5/29), and so far they've released four songs from it, all of which show off Pity Party's knack for turning traumatic experiences into catchy, hard-hitting, life-affirming punk songs. The lyrics are intense, but the songs offer up a much needed feel-good, cathartic release. We're premiering the video for the title track, which splices together footage of Pity Party performing in a basement and vocalist/guitarist Sarah Levy's bandmates throwing her a literal pity party. Sarah tells us:
“Concrete," the title track of the record, is a conversation of the things I wished I had had the courage to say to my rapist, and eventually found the strength to say, packaged into a melodic and (hopefully) digestible song. It was the first step I took towards processing what had been happening, followed by many more steps forward towards healing, and steps back towards feeling stuck trauma. I hope that this song can encourage others to feel empowered to leave their abusive circumstance, and start the journey towards healing that they deserve.
Watch/listen below. Pre-orders here.