Picky eater Test is the first British band to take a stab at making a feminist statement by sharing their latest single “It’s All About My Personal Feelings”.
The track is a rousing mix of progressive rock and punk that is a welcome departure from the usual fare of mainstream music, but it’s still pretty much the same band that made the big news last year when they released their first album, I’m Just Not That Into You.
The band has been making a name for themselves with a range of songs and an array of styles, but one thing that’s been missing from their catalog for a while is a proper feminist statement.
“It was the first time I’ve ever really put my personal opinions in front of my music,” frontman and vocalist Adam Brookes said to the Observer.
“I was like, ‘I want to be able to say this to the people who care about me but not have my personal life be in front, because it’s a personal issue.'”
The new track is about Brookes’ own experiences of homophobia, racism, sexism and transphobia, but not without plenty of humour.
“The songs are pretty dark, so it’s definitely not for everyone,” he said.
“There are a lot of things I think are fucked up and that I’m not proud of.
But there are also moments of really uplifting things.”
Listen to the new song below, and check out the band’s new album, Black Sheep, out now.
Watch: ‘It’ll be okay, we’ll find out’ The band’s next release is called Love is in the Air, and it’s due out on September 14.
The track features a number of new vocals by Brookes and a vocal melody from singer Katey Sagal, and you can pre-order it here.
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