In celebration of International Women’s Day, Clare Bowditch today releases the video to her new single ‘Woman’.
Clare says, “Forgive me if this sounds ridiculous, but I still can’t watch the “Woman” Film-clip without crying. It’s gratitude, I think. Lucy Knox is a deeply gifted film-maker and her rendering of the story of the song is absolutely spot on. Here we are, all ages, nationalities, shapes and sizes, standing up, showing the world we are not here to play small. We are not here to please. This is just us. No apology needed. The courage and joy and ambition and defiance in the faces of these women fills my chest so big and so warm, and I think that’s where the tears come from.“
Filmed in a warehouse in Melbourne, the very bold and engaging clip sees women of all ages and backgrounds take front and centre stage in a beautiful and light aesthetic, commonly seen in Clare’s previous video clips.
Director Lucy Knox says of the Woman clip, “Clare wrote a beautiful song that to me celebrated the strength of women, and as soon as I heard the song I knew I wanted to be part making of the music clip. I wanted to make something about and for, all women. On set, all the women in the video responded to and felt empowered by the songs lyrics. Like Clare’s own infectious energy, the lyrics allowed the cast to open up and celebrate their own strength in front of the camera.“
To support the release, Clare will also be playing shows in Melbourne, Newcastle, Sydney and newly added Brisbane, with the wonderful Alice Skye supporting at all shows except Newcastle. Join Clare for a beautiful night of music, humour and empathy. Bask in company of some of the very best people in the world: her audience. You will walk our feeling better than when you walked in.
CLARE BOWDITCH ‘WOMAN’ LAUNCH TOUR:
Fri May 24th – Sooki Lounge – Belgrave VIC
Sat May 25th – Corner Hotel – Melbourne, VIC
Weds 29th May – Lizottes, Newcastle -NSW (with Xani Kolac)
Thur 30th May – Factory Theatre – Sydney, NSW