Following 2019’s immense album My War Is Your War, Ros Cairney and Vas Antoniadou – aka deux furieuses – have now blasted into our ears with a poignant new single.
Triggered by the recent murder of Sarah Everard, ‘She’s Not Coming Home Tonight’ offers a stirring response to gender-based violence and police brutality. Driven by a gritty, angst-driven power to deliver its poignant message, the track flows with a swirling majestic grace and Vas’ immense thrashing beats accompanying the raging catharsis of Ros’ swooning vocals. Propelled by a seething, blazing energy, it oozes a fervid sense of urgency; a riotous rallying cry to “reclaim these streets”. Of the meaning behind the track, the duo explain:
“We have been sickened and angered by the murder of Sarah Everard at the suspected hand of a police officer during a national lockdown, the aftermath from the police at her vigil, the murders of Nicole Smallman and Bibaa Henry and the rest of the 118 women murdered in the last year. How many more generations of women have to protest to reclaim these streets?”
‘She’s Not Coming Home Tonight’ is out now via bandcamp, with all proceeds to #ReclaimTheseStreets in support of a diverse range of women’s charitable causes across the country. #ReclaimTheseStreets affirm that “Women means all women, femmes, non-binary people and gender non-conforming people who deserve to be safe” and that they will put in place transparent and rigorous governance arrangements for the funds raised.
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