First Aid Kit will release a special 7” for Record Store Day, which will include the live and studio versions of You are the Problem Here. The band have also shared a live version of the song for International Women’s Day 2018 and to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the song’s release.
First Aid Kit recently concluded their sold out UK headline tour where one of the many highlights was the nightly rendition of the song. You can watch their performance from the Rebel Hearts Club and read the Söderberg sisters’ interview with Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls HERE.
“You are the Problem Here” is a powerful, direct statement against sexual misconduct and rape culture with proceeds donated to Women for Women International. Given the worldwide #MeToo movement and current landscape which is seeing women speak out against sexual harassment, the song is more pertinent now than ever.
First Aid Kit Say: “You are the Problem Here is a song that was written out of pure frustration and anger. We, as women, felt really sick of being afraid all the time. We wanted to ask the perpetrators of rape crimes why they commit such horrendous acts. Instead of putting the blame and shame on the victim, we wanted to put it back where it belongs. The song has been gaining more and more attention since its original release last year, especially with the #MeToo movement growing. It’s sad that it’s so relevant, but we’re glad to be talking about these issues and taking sexual assault seriously. We all need to keep the conversation going.
“Playing You are the Problem Here live this past year has been a very powerful experience. We wanted to capture that live energy in a new recording.
“We are donating all the proceeds from the song to Women for Women International. We think they’re doing such important and great work and want to support them in the fight towards making this world a better place for women. This is our little contribution.
“DOWN WITH THE PATRIARCHY!
“xx K & J”