fanclubwallet has released a potent new single, ‘Roadkill’ – its intensity and level of personal horror make for a perfect Halloween release.
The track marks Hannah Judge’s first release under the moniker since her debut LP, ‘You Have Got To Be Kidding Me’, which was shared in May.
“‘Roadkill’ is basically about the way men put female musicians or just women in general up on strange pedestals – idolizing and viewing them as an object or prize to be won,” she shared on the new release. “Something I’ve noticed since becoming a public-facing ‘female musician’ is that the number of strange and uncomfortable interactions with men I’ve had to deal with has drastically increased. I’ve heard horror stories from friends about being a touring musician and being followed, harassed, or worse.”
“I have always wanted to release a song on Halloween,” she adds, “and when I wrote this one it was 1. The most intense song I’d ever made, and 2. It included a lot of horrors that are personal to me, so I felt like it was the right song to fulfill my dream of a Halloween release.”
Judge directed and edited the autumnal music video herself, too: “It’s a simple video reflecting my love of horror movies while utilizing my experience with practical visual effects and horror makeup,” she says. “When I was younger I would fake sick and stay home from school. I would watch horror makeup tutorials and my mom would always come home to me with some wacky horror makeup on. The video’s series of slow zoom-out shots that reveal that I’ve been wounded reflect the lyrical theme on ‘Roadkill‘ and feeling hunted.”
You can listen to ‘Roadkill’ here, and watch the music video below: