- 28 May 20
Take a look at the new video from Naoise Roo below.
Following the release of her acclaimed Sick Girlfriend EP, Naoise Roo is back with the powerful new music video for the project's title track.
Naoise Roo has been on our radar since the release of her acclaimed debut album Lilith back in 2015. Drawing inspiration from artists as diverse as Radiohead, PJ Harvey, Nick Cave and Amanda Palmer, she quickly established herself as a one of the most thrillingly creative forces on the Irish music scene.
After a brief hiatus, Naoise Roo made her triumphant return last year, with two new singles, 'Black Hole and 'Falling Stars'. The tracks went on to feature on the EP – which powerfully explores themes surrounding depression, the challenges of the music industry, and the oppressive stereotypes that burden women experiencing mental illness.
The video for 'Sick Girlfriend' is a collaboration between Roo and Irish director Caoimhe Clancy.
“If I call her baby, I might just break the curse - The lyric I used to inspire the video!" says Clancy. "We flipped it – the sick girlfriend isn’t sick at all, society is. This song is so rich with meaning, I wanted to make the video rich with symbolism to match. Sausages and pomegranates were used to play with male and female fertility, witchcraft took place outside the old Magdalene laundry on Séan McDermott street and an infamous trial where the victim’s underwear was used against her was reimagined. We took big topics like victim blaming and historical abuses of women and approached them in a playful way.”
Take a look at the video for 'Sick Girlfriend' below: