Over the weekend, Blood Youth premiered their first new song since the release of their latest record, ‘Starve’, over on Daniel P. Carter‘s show on BBC Radio 1.
The new track is titled ‘Playing The Victim’, and this is frontman Kaya Tarsus had to say about it.
“‘Playing The Victim’ is a song we actually wrote last year when we were writing ‘Starve’. At the time we didn’t feel like it was quite ready for release, so we decided to take a step back from it. We revisited it this year, and it turned into one of our favourite Blood Youth tracks. Lyrically, it’s about not letting the bullshit in life define and shape you. I really didn’t like the idea of constantly using bad moments in life as an excuse for being really distant and cold towards other people. It’s something I was really working on when I was putting together the lyrics. In many ways, ‘Playing The Victim’ is one of the most positive songs we have ever written.”
You can give ‘Playing The Victim’ a listen and check out its accompanying video below.
The band’s sophomore studio album, ‘Starve’, is out now through Rude Records.