Be Your Own Pet have returned with a brand new single, ‘Hand Grenade’, after 15 years away.
Their last album, ‘Get Awkward’, arrived back in 2008.
Lead vocalist Jemina Pearl explains the inspiration behind the song: “‘Hand Grenade’ started out as a threat to the people who harmed me, that I will make them suffer as I have suffered, but the song grew like a mirror to my own grief process, through anger, denial, sorrow. In the end I gain my power back not through violence, but through self acceptance and rejection of the labels others might put on me. I define myself, no one else.”
‘Hand Grenade’ has been accompanied by a video directed by the group’s drummer, John Eatherly.