River Black are streaming “#Victim,” the ferocious second new track off their new self-titled album. The album was recorded at Trax East Studio in New Jersey with producer Eric Rachel (Skidrow, Municipal Waste, God Forbid) and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side (Converge, Mastodon, The Dillinger Escape Plan).
Regarding the new song, vocalist Mike Olender commented, “This song was inspired by some individuals who latch on to the misfortune of others and try to claim it as their own; vicarious victims who are so addicted to drama and self-loathing that they gravitate towards any tragedy and make it a part of their identity, hence the hashtag. This first-world problem is the height of privilege and it speaks to a larger problem of intentional victimhood in American society, where too often we pre-empt problems that are not ours with solutions we don’t need; solutions which are rooted in a corrupt health care system more committed to profitable treatments than good health or personal growth.”
River Black Track Listing:
05. River Black
06. South x South