Saffron A, a young and brave fighter out of Brantford, Ontario, is releasing a new single today, the 8th of March, which is the International Women’s Day. We have interviewed Saffron before about her previous EP’s.
Saffron herself is a survivor of sexual assault and at one point she decided to create powerful and beautiful music in hope to inspire others to cope with their own trauma. She wrote ‘Survivor’ for all the people that have shared their stories with her.
“Here’s where you found me
Here’s where they left me
For all these years I’ve been quiet
I have taken the weight of silence”
‘Survivor’ is from Saffron’s upcoming album Survivors Are Fighters for which she has a GoFundMe page up and running.
If you catch Saffron playing live you will notice her special blue faded Levi’s jeans. These are her Consent Pants:
“When I did two collaborative shows with Advocates for A Student Culture of Consent, I came up with the idea for people to respond to the music and workshop by writing/drawing/expressing what consent means to them on a pair of jeans. It turned out so well, I brought them out to almost every show on tour and encouraged the audience to add their piece. It became a community art project, and now I wear the jeans when I perform.”
“They didn’t believe me
Refused to hear me
When someone they knew
The secret I buried
The one that I carried alone”
Saffron decided to release this song on the International Women’s Day to celebrate those who have found the courage to speak out, take a stand and oppose the current system.
“In the age of the #MeToo movement, this song validates and empowers the diverse stories of survivors of sexual violence… I see you, I hear you, I believe you.”