The title track of our album Testosterone is in many ways a very important song for me. Writing this was the first time I really started to think about masculinity, gender and it's connections to violence. A theme I have gone back to many times in our songs, and something I will continue to explore in our lyrics.
When the idea for these lyrics came to mind there was an rather polarized debate in media where radical feminists portrayed all men as potential rapists and killers. Many men retaliated by declaring all feminists as lesbian man-haters.
For me it caught my attention and woken my curiosity. Reading up on the subject I learned that approximately 80% of all crime involving violence was conducted by men and more then 99% of all sexual abuse was caused by men. These numbers told a story about men and masculinity (although it doesn’t speak for all men). There is something there that is really alarming and perverse... something about men, violence and power that feels all twisted and wrong.
Testosterone explores my thoughts about the darker side of masculinity. Something that is a burden for us all (children, women and men) and should be discussed much, much more (especially by men).