by Chryss Carr
Oetha release to sync with the Int’l Day of Elimination of Violence towards Women
Prepare for a deep dive into the emotional landscape of emerging sis-hop act Oetha with the release of the third track Disturbing the Peace. Deeply emotional & moving, this track is filled with lyrics told through the lens of the sista’s real-life experiences.
The complicated circumstances and nature of DV is powerfully, yet simply depicted in this moving song. A song that demonstrates how the cycle of domestic violence often plays out in today’s modern society. Accompanied by a confronting clip we witness the tragic outcomes that were NEVER meant to be. He finds her in a pool of blood dead. It was not his intention, yet at the same time he did not seek help for his own trauma based anger issues. Thus the cycle is repeated. Her life is lost/so is his…what about the motherless child?
Musically, the deep minor chords of the piano, strings, bass and the eerie vocal stabs lay the foundation for the performers to express their raw emotions. This emotion is further supported by the slower tempo of the drum beat, which opens up space for the songs vivid story-telling and the feat. Talei Wolfgramm & Rap Angel.
Told from both a personal & an Indigenous females’ perspective the aim of Disturbing the Peace is to tell real life stories while being universally relatable to all women, children and those who have experienced domestic abuse.
The song is released on November 25th to sync in with https://www.un.org/en/events/endviolenceday/
The video is also supported by, https://www.1800respect.org.au/ and we can see their national hotline details appear at the end of the music video. Digitally distributed by Ditto ~ November 25th:
AUSTRALIAN STATISTICS Research from the 2016 ABC Personal Safety Survey and Australian Institute of Criminology shows that both men and women in Australia experience substantial levels of violence.
1 in 6 women experienced abuse before the age of fifteen.
Indigenous women are 32 x more likely to be hospitalised due to family violence than non-indigenous women.
92% of women who identify as LGBTQIA+ have experienced sexual harassment in their lifetime.
Australian police deal with domestic violence every two minutes.
Males make up a significant proportion of victims of family and sexual violence, yet are excluded from government anti-violence programs.
Men were 2 to 3 times more likely than women to have never told anybody about experiencing partner violence, around 50% more likely than women to have never sought advice or support about experiencing partner violence
Almost 20% more likely than women to have not contacted police about experiencing partner violence, and less than half as likely as women to have had a restraining order issued against the perpetrator of previous partner violence. Over 1 in 3 persons who experienced violence from an intimate partner were male (35.3%)
Oetha [pronounced O-E-tha] is an emerging all female hip-hop act comprising of Indigenous lady powerhouses Lady Lash, Miss Hood and Dizzy Doolan. These three talented women are well connected and respected on a grass roots level in the music scene and both urban and remote Indigenous communities. The name Oetha is an acronym; it’s meaning being Our Earth The Heart Acknowledges.
Oetha are committed to making music that captures the many issues and associated emotions that Indigenous women go through. Like a journal Oetha captures the emotional journey these women travel and brings to life their untold stories. Oetha gives a voice to strong women who are not heard in mainstream society, and especially not captured in the male dominated genre of Hip Hop.
They impressed with debut single Sista Girl and sophomore Cruisn’ whilst this third single Disturbing the Peace is a heavy hitter with a remarkable emotional depth addressing the issue of domestic violence. Expect a debut EP in early 2020.
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