The video was created in collaboration between the band and director Helga Katrínardóttir and features singer Rakel Mjöll walking to the beach and submerging herself in the water as she sings.
Speaking about the video, the band says “We have used water in both the song and video to symbolize and explore the singular yet collective experience of abortion. Water is the fundamental for all life. We are 75% water. Water is all and all pain is shared pain. It is our choice to craft the narratives of our own lives and fight the restrictions put on us by a society attempting to control our bodies. It’s feeling all the feelings and knowing that the storm will pass.”
They continue “Filmed across expansive Icelandic nature and intimate South London home the film takes the viewer on a journey from the internal to the external, from the singular experience to the collective. The dramatic differences between the interior and exterior shots also speak to the drastically different ways our home countries have mobilised in response to the current pandemic and how important it is to function collectively during times of dislocation.”
Watch the video below.
Dream Wife recently released their new album So When You Gonna…, which debuted in the UK Album Chart at #18, the only album in the top 20 to be produced by a womxn and non-male engineering team, as well as the only non-major label release, and at #1 in the Official Record Store Chart of Independent Retailers. The band have booked a European/UK tour for next year. Find their dates here. And make sure to check out our recent interview with Dream Wife here.