The new track was informed by a harrowing incident Yungblud (aka Dom Harrison) experienced as a young child and which he opened up about via a statement prior to the release of the tune.
Writing on his socials yesterday, Dom explained:
“When I was seven years old I was molested by a doctor. I never told anyone until I told my producer when this song started to come out.
“This is the most personal song I’ve ever released. That’s not to say it’s soft or gentle. Far from it. It’s a rallying cry and an exposition of the soul.
“The song is ultimately about freeing yourself from bad experiences and trauma. finding inner strength. acknowledging your past, accepting the pain and having the courage not to let it define your future.
“You’ve got to kill somebody to be somebody to be who you want to be. You’ve got to hit rock bottom and live through all of the shit nobody believes. You’ve got to hurt some people but first some people will thirst on watching you bleed. And that’s when you know that you’ve made it. When you’re hated.”
The song tackles this troubling childhood trauma head on via its lyrics, which you can hear via the track’s brand-new video below.
‘Hated’ follows the release of recent single ‘Lowlife’, which was billed as the beginning of “a new era” for Dom and came with a video of its own that saw the artist stroll down Camden High Street.
If you’ve been affected by any of the subject matters, young people up to the age of 19 who have been impacted by sexual abuse, or any other issue, can contact Childline for free, non-judgemental and confidential support and advice, 24 hours a day on 0800 1111 or via www.childline.org.uk.
Anyone concerned about the safety or wellbeing of a young person can contact the NSPCC Helpline on 0808 800 5000 or via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: Rock Sound