Larkin Grimm has released a new song titled, “I Don’t Believe.” The singer/songwriter posted the song with the caption, “This song was written for all the survivors of abuse. You are not alone,” on the song’s Bandcamp page.
According to Pitchfork, “Last week, Grimm wrote a Facebook post claiming that Swans frontman Michael Gira raped her in spring 2008, when she was recording her album Parplar for Gira’s Young God label.”
In the post, Grimm said that she confronted Gira and he then dropped her from the label. Gira posted on Grimm’s personal Facebook account with the accusations calling it, “a slanderous lie.”
Gira’s publicist later released a statement where he referred to the situation as, “an awkward mistake,” describing it as a, “consensual romantic moment that fortunately was not consummated.” Grimm responded to Gira with this statement, “This is your truth as you remember it. Unfortunately, this was still rape.”
Since the announcement of these accusations, Grimm has cancelled his Australian tour. As of recently the tour will continue as scheduled on 03/03/16 on London.
The lyrics in Grimm’s new song resonate with the events that have taken place recently. Some of the lyrics read, “I don’t believe you ever could be, so like those men around you. So hungry.” The entire song sounds as if she’s speaking to Gira directly such as, “You hear the words I’m speaking as more than poetry.”
Both statements can be read on Pitchfork.