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HACKTIVIST blend djent and grime in ”Not Alone”, a powerful message on mental health

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UK djent/grime crossover outfit Hacktivist present a heavy and emotionally charged track titled “Not Alone“. Primed with equal measure urgency and ferocity, “Not Alone” is a brutally honest depiction of the world’s mental health crisis told through vocal duo JJ Olifent and J Hurley’s eyes.

With the track’s main mantra emphasising that mental health struggles affect people from all different walks of life in similarly, the band state that “no matter what background people come from, our struggles can be so similar, despite our perceived differences. If you’re struggling or feeling isolated, remember, you’re not alone.”

Vocalist JJ Olifent continues: “For over half my life I’ve suffered with ADHD, depression and anxiety, especially when I grew older because you have to battle with surviving. The world’s a sick place, I found myself on autopilot, putting the mask up because that’s what I needed to do to gain success. I should have reached out for help sooner. In 2022, I received my ADHD diagnosis and have the support I need, while still thriving. If you are suffering please ask for help. Don’t live in silence and let the world consume you.”

HACKTIVIST by Joey Aitchison
HACKTIVIST by Joey Aitchison

For the release of their single “Not Alone,” HACKTIVIST has teamed up with UPRAWR Mental Health Foundation to promote their fantastic work, particularly within the alternative scene, encouraging support for their mission to provide free counseling to the community; you can donate here.

You can catch Hacktivist on tour with Dropout Kings across the UK this July on the following dates:

*02.07 – Bournemouth, Bear Cave
*03.07 – London, The Underworld
*04.07 – Birmingham, Devil’s Dog
*05.07 – Chester, The Live Rooms
*06.07 – Glasgow, The Attic
*07.07 – Bridgwater, The Cobblestones

Karol Kamiński

DIY rock music enthusiast and web-zine publisher from Warsaw, Poland. Supporting DIY ethics, local artists and promoting hardcore punk, rock, post rock and alternative music of all kinds via IDIOTEQ online channels.
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