I Repent – Alter Boy Let The Light In With New Single And Upcoming Live Shows

Perth powerhouse community collective Alter Boy have unveiled ‘I Repent’, the new single.

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‘I Repent’ is an ode to self-forgiveness and transformation – a powerful reminder that you’re not bad or broken, you can get better, and you can have a life. It's a genre-bending, psychedelic and captivating ride through a swirling soundscape.

It’s a reminder that each of us is worthy of admission, and that it’s okay to release ourselves from past mistakes,” Alter Boy’s frontperson Molly Priest says.

“I describe my younger self as ‘the old man in the rocking chair who sits on the porch with the shotgun’. I thought everybody was out to hurt me, I was dysregulated and avoidant, and I really didn’t know what was happening to me. And I’ve had to forgive myself for some of my behaviour at that time. One of my favourite quotes is by Richard Kadrey. He says, ‘when you’re born in a burning house you think the whole world is on fire’. Many of us have to learn that it’s not and then we need to forgive ourselves for acting like it was.

“I’m fortunate to be able to use my life as an example and to use my experiences to help other young people to understand what’s happening to them, and to put in the work toward being a healthier person. My work also gives me the insight to know that a lot of people share this experience. If we repent, then we admit that we’ve done something destructive or that we’ve made mistakes and that’s a difficult thing to concede in a society that likes to categorise people as either good or bad.”

Alter Boy have been on quite the journey since opening the West Australian Music Awards in 2020. They aim to redefine what performance looks like, create spaces of inclusivity and allow worlds not normally able to co-exist to become intertwined through their music and performances.

With several singles an acclaimed EP ‘Act Of God’ under their belt, Alter Boy plan to expand on their dream pop sound, as well as collaborating with Auslan deaf and hard-of-hearing artists on a national basis.

‘I Repent’ is out now. Alter Boy play Vivid Festival 2 June and WA Day Festival 6 June.


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