Jen Cloher shares video for 'Strong Woman'
Jen Cloher has shared the video for her latest track, 'Strong Woman.'
The song is taken from her self-titled fourth album. Growing up in 1980s Adelaide, Cloher reflects back on that childhood through 'Strong Woman,' exploring gendered identity and celebrating her unique matriarchal heritage.
Cloher explains the inspiration behind the song: "It recently occurred to me that I have always been a leader, a strong woman. It’s not a quality that was cultivated but something I inherited. My matriarchal line is Ngapuhi, a Maori tribe from the Far North of New Zealand. There’s a famous Maori saying, ‘Kia kaha’ which means ‘Stay strong’, my mother Dorothy modelled that quality to me growing up and I’m forever grateful that she did."
The Melbourne singer–songwriter's self-titled album is an ambitious follow-up to 2013’s 'In Blood Memory.' Recorded amidst thegreenery of Gippsland, Victoria and mixed at Jeff Tweedy’s famous Loft Studios in Chicago, the album features Courtney Barnett’s extraordinary lead guitar work alongside a rhythm section of Bones Sloane and Jen Sholakis.
The music video for ‘Strong Woman’ was filmed in a London warehouse during a whirlwind sold-out tour of the UK and Europe. The video is the result of a back-to-basics approach capturing Cloher and her band blitzing through one of the album’s highlights. The result showcases Cloher’s dynamism on stage.
Following on from her recent debut tour of the UK and Europe, Cloher has announced that she will return for a run of headline shows in February 2018.
Jen Cloher's self-titled album is available now via Marathon Artists.
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