"For me, this is cathartic and it's my truth, the saddest realist song dressed up in a happy melody"
Hot Milk have shared another track from their upcoming EP 'I Just Wanna Know What Happens When I’m Dead' and it's one of their most raw tracks to date.
It's called 'I Think I Hate Myself' and perfectly presents the inner turmoil of figuring out how to cope with the rampant emotions filling your head.
This intense self-deprecation is presented within a buoyant pop-rock that is impossible to deny, and when juxtaposed against such stark admissions feels all the more powerful.
It's a perfect embodiment of everything that makes Hot Milk what it is, and it's a joy to behold.
Co-vocalist Jim Shaw had this to say about it:
"When we sat down to write this, life was bleak. Touring had stopped, people were dying and whatever purpose and path I had in life became obsolete. I’d never had to properly deal with sitting down with my thoughts as company. I was angry a frustrated at myself. I knew Han was in the same place, so this concoction of self loathing and desperation began to write itself."
And co-vocalist Han Mee added this:
"The song is the anthem of my life. I don't know why I do these things to myself but I just self-sabotage and hope it'll make a difference when it never does. For me, this is cathartic and it's my truth, the saddest realist song dressed up in a happy melody. Fuck it, yeh I hate myself but now I'm at rock bottom you can't take anything else, and you will never stop me singing"
Here we go:
'I Just Wanna Know What Happens When I’m Dead' is set for release on September 10 via Music For Nations.