Australian band Eskimo Joe release their first music in 7 years with new single 'Say Something'.
Seven years since their last studio album, 'Wastelands', Eskimo Joe bound back into the spotlight with new music in the form of instant classic 'Say Something', which harks backs to the Aussie rockers 'Black Fingernails, Red Wine' period.
Aside from being catchy-as-f..., 'Say Something' finds the band, who have a staggering 35 ARIA nominations, delivering a strong message too. "The song is about hope and what it means to be a humanitarian," the band says.
"Whether we are talking about domestic violence, racism or the environment, to stay silent is to be complicit."
The trio of Stu MacLeod, Kav Temperley and Joel Quartermain have also released a lyric video for 'Say Something' that was edited and produced Joel during COVID-19 isolation.
"Right now, the environment is at a tipping point," continues the band, "we've just lived through the worst bushfires in Australia's history, while 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."