Delilah Bon is welcoming in the start of spooky season by the release of her new single ‘Witch’.
True to its name, the new track is witch-focussed and has been described as a war cry for women everywhere, lyrically addressing the thousands of innocent women killed during the 14th-17th century witch trials fuelled by religious fear mongering and misogyny.
The track also features a guest appearance from ALT BLK ERA, the multi-genre alt duo that consists of sisters Nyrobi and Chaya.
Have a listen to ‘Witch’ below.
Discussing the new track and what inspired her to write it, Delilah Bon has explained:
“I wrote this song for the forgotten women in history that were killed on suspicion of witchcraft during the 14th – 17th century witch trails.
“If women were outspoken, if they challenged the church or the patriarchy, they would be forced to confess to being a witch under torture then hanged or burnt at the stake. All of it was fuelled by misogyny and the fear of women’s power.
“They wanted to silence and blame women, killing over 50,000 of them across Europe and America. I did a lot of reading about witches and couldn’t believe how barbaric and wide scale it all was, it only felt right to give these women a voice 300 years later.”