UK djent/grime crossover outfit Hacktivist present a heavy and emotionally charged track titled “Not Alone“. Primed with equal measure urgency and ferocity, “Not Alone” is a brutally honest depiction of the world’s mental health crisis told through vocal duo JJ Olifent and J Hurley‘s eyes. With the track’s main mantra emphasising that mental health struggles affect people from all different walks of life in similarly, the band state that “no matter what background people come from, our struggles can be so similar, despite our perceived differences. If you’re struggling or feeling isolated, remember, you’re not alone.”

Vocalist JJ Olifent continues: “For over half my life I’ve suffered with ADHD, depression and anxiety, especially when I grew older because you have to battle with surviving. The world’s a sick place, I found myself on autopilot, putting the mask up because that’s what I needed to do to gain success. I should have reached out for help sooner. In 2022, I received my ADHD diagnosis and have the support I need, while still thriving. If you are suffering please ask for help. Don’t live in silence and let the world consume you.”

Photo: Joey Aitchison (JWA Creations)

You can catch Hacktivist on tour with Dropout Kings across the UK this July on the following dates:

*02.07 – Bournemouth, Bear Cave
 – London, The Underworld
– Birmingham, Devil’s Dog
 – Chester, The Live Rooms
– Glasgow, The Attic
– Bridgwater, The Cobblestones

For the release of this single, Hacktivist have teamed up with Uprawr Mental Health Foundation to promote the fantastic work they do, particularly within the alternative scene.

“Please support their mission to provide free counseling to our community. We are in awe of the work they do and wish to help give their vital work a wider reach”

You can donate here…


*Jordan ‘JJ’ Olifent – Vocals
*Jermaine ‘J’ Hurley – Vocals
*James Hewitt – Guitar
*Josh Gurner – Bass
*Richard Hawking – Drums




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