Video Premiere: Pity Party – “Empathy”

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Photo by Drew Kaufman

Oakland punk act Pity Party is all about advocacy for experiences, and their latest single “Empathy” is another powerful entry into their catalogue.

Frontperson Sarah Levy wrote the single while recovering from PTSD, and found connective feelings that helped with healing from trauma. Like much of their upcoming record Concrete, the track carries themes of healing, hope, and perseverance.

“This song was a way for me to release everything that I was feeling on the road, being frustrated, angry and sad,” Sarah said. “It was my way to communicate something I think all trauma survivors want their abusers to feel: Empathy.”

The new video acts as a playful murder mystery with the band while showcasing the band’s sick style. As fun as it is to see different faux killing scenarios play out, it’s the look into understanding pain locked in the lyrics of this new track that makes it completely unforgettable.

Check out the video for “Empathy” below, filmed with WeCanSwim Productions.

Concrete is available May 29, 2020. Preorder a physical copy here.

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