It’s a busy year for Oxymorrons: after supporting Corey Taylor
on his CMF2 run in America, the band will be releasing new album Melanin Punk.
The record is due out on October 20 via Mascot, and will feature
collabs with fellow K! favourites like Kid Bookie and Hyro The Hero. Of what the band and album are aiming for here, they share: “It’s about
community, not division. Oxymorrons is for us, but the project represents the people
and what brings us together. Our whole human existence is about connection. It’s
everyone in the band’s uniqueness that makes us the crazy melting of sound and
that’s a great analogy to how we feel about the world as a whole.”
To coincide with the announcement, Oxymorrons have shared new
single Graveyard Words, which they explain is “about speaking with intentions.
Words carry weight and you can manifest positivity but also negativity with the
things you say – on the extreme side of the spectrum it could cost you
your life. It’s about the laws of attraction through words.
“The chorus sounds like a threat coming from an individual –
like, ‘Yo, watch yer mouth or I’ll fuck you up’ – but it was really written
from the perspective of the universe/karma warning us humans. A small example
is we try not to use the word ‘hate’ in our vocabulary when describing
something we don’t like. We’re not always successful, but just trying to remove
that word so that we don’t attract hatred into our life and leave that portal
open for hate to come through. You attract what you project, and we project
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