Australian rock royalty and 1990’s Indie icons, Eskimo Joe are back with new music after a seven year hiatus. Their new single, Say Something is Eskimo Joe at their very best – a catchy lyrical tune the band is famous for, with a strong message for their devout fan base and new listeners in 2020.
Speaking about their new single released today, the band says,
“The song is about hope and what it means to be a humanitarian.
Whether we are talking about domestic violence, racism or the environment, to stay silent is to be complicit.
Right now, the environment is at a tipping point, we’ve just lived through the worst bushfires in Australia’s history, whilst in the rest of the world floods and famine are at an unprecedented level.
Unless we say something, how will we build a better future?
In the cover art, there is a cityscape with an absence of people.
One car stands at an intersection in a city that would normally be bumper to bumper.
Due to the global pandemic, this is what a lot of cities have looked like.
The emptiness and silence is unsettling… It’s like coming face to face with our own extinction.
The only thing to fear is silence.”
The song is complemented by a powerful clip edited and produced by band member, Joel Quartermain during COVID-19 isolation.
Single: Say Something is out now through Ditto Music.