We first introduced you to Ontario experimental-pop outfit, The Medicine Hat, last month with their hypnotic track, “New Survival.” If you thought it couldn’t get any better, think again. The band has released a captivating one-shot music video for “St. Cecilia” – a pounding, dreamy, synthpop with a powerful message about the sexual harassment women deal with on a daily basis.
Singer Nabi Sue Bersche explains the meaning of the track below:
“St. Cecilia is a song for all the men who have ever harassed me. It’s a song for all the long stares and salacious grins, all the licked-lips and hey-sweethearts, all the shadows that walk a little too close behind me. It’s about the thick skin I put on when I walk alone or I’m on stage. I love the power of that skin, but I hate that I need to be tough to feel safe. Now a brief glance in the mirror turns to a thousand eyes ogling me up and down, unkind hands fussing with my appearance. They impair a kindness I used to carry so easily. St. Cecilia is my constant companion. The patron Saint of music, she’s with me in every dark bar, on every walk home. Watching my drink, watching my back, whispering a sweet melody in my ear.”
Watch the video for “St. Cecilia” below: