Oxymorrons announce new album Melanin Punk: “It’s about community, not division”

Ahead of their tour supporting Corey Taylor, Oxymorrons have announced their new album – and it features guest spots from Kid Bookie, Hyro The Hero and more.

Oxymorrons announce new album Melanin Punk: “It’s about community, not division”
Emily Carter
Tommy Vo

It’s a busy year for Oxymorrons: after supporting Corey Taylor on his CMF2 run in America, the band will be releasing new album Melanin Punk.

The record is due out on October 20 via Mascot, and will feature collabs with fellow K! favourites like Kid Bookie and Hyro The Hero. Of what the band and album are aiming for here, they share: “It’s about community, not division. Oxymorrons is for us, but the project represents the people and what brings us together. Our whole human existence is about connection. It’s everyone in the band’s uniqueness that makes us the crazy melting of sound and that’s a great analogy to how we feel about the world as a whole.”

To coincide with the announcement, Oxymorrons have shared new single Graveyard Words, which they explain is “about speaking with intentions. Words carry weight and you can manifest positivity but also negativity with the things you say – on the extreme side of the spectrum it could cost you your life. It’s about the laws of attraction through words.

“The chorus sounds like a threat coming from an individual – like, ‘Yo, watch yer mouth or I’ll fuck you up’ – but it was really written from the perspective of the universe/karma warning us humans. A small example is we try not to use the word ‘hate’ in our vocabulary when describing something we don’t like. We’re not always successful, but just trying to remove that word so that we don’t attract hatred into our life and leave that portal open for hate to come through. You attract what you project, and we project positivity.”

Check it out below:

See the album tracklist:

1. Enemy
2. Last Call (feat Troi Irons)
3. Graveyard Words
4. Look Alive (Netic)
5. Head For The Hills (feat Kid Bookie)
6. Melanin Punk
7. Mike Shinoda Flow (feat Hyro the Hero)
8. Insomnia
9. Re-Up (feat KANNER)
10. Moon Chasers

And the cover:

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