"This is our joint break-up anthem, and we hope it empowers other people who've been through similar nightmarish bullsh*t to stay strong."
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After teasing their collaboration last week, RedHook have released their collaboration with Yours Truly vocalist Mikaila Delgado in the epic break-up anthem, Imposter.
“Can’t think of a better way to celebrate International Women’s Day than by announcing our new collab with the legends in Yours Truly ‘Imposter’ will be dropping next Friday,” RedHook announced on social media last week.
The alt-rock banger utilises the sci-fi theme of Shapeshifters and body-snatching as a metaphor to articulate a traumatic experience. Imposter is about watching someone you love change into a completely different person before a heartbreaking trail of their past lies and deceptions unravel before your eyes. Check out the music video below.
RedHook’s Emmy Mack explains, “There's no head-fuck quite like discovering that the person you love most, and who you think you know better than anyone else, has been lying to you and manipulating you the entire time.
"At first, it feels like death, you grieve for the person you loved as if they've died, and yet somehow they still exist. It's almost as if some kind of evil, alien life force has taken up residence inside their body and is walking around wearing their skin. Eventually, it causes you to question your own sanity; you question whether that person who meant so much to you ever really existed at all.”
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On teaming up with Delgado, Mack adds, “This song was already so special to me and one of my absolute favourites off the record. We approached Mikaila to be involved because we love Yours Truly so much and thought her voice would sound amazing on the track. But what I didn't realise was that she'd actually been going through an eerily similar situation to mine in her own personal life.
"We trauma-bonded a lot during the process of putting Imposter together, and the extra vocal parts and lyrics that Mikaila added still give me goosebumps every time! She took this song to a whole new dimension, and I'm so grateful to her for it. This is our joint break-up anthem, and we hope it empowers other people who've been through similar nightmarish bullshit to stay strong.”
Imposter was produced by Stevie Knight (Stand Atlantic, Yours Truly) and mixed by James Paul Wisner (Underoath, Paramore). The music video, which contains some shape-shifting, was directed by Colin Jeffs of Ten Of Swords Media (Make Them Suffer, Alpha Wolf).
Pre-order RedHook’s debut album, Postcards From A Living Hell, here.