- 05 Jul 19
The Northern Irish Music Prize winner has released thought provoking video for her latest single, ‘Girls’.
Having gained 20k streams in its first week of release, ROE has released the simple yet thought provoking video for her latest single, ‘Girls’. Railing against the pressures of perfection often presented through social media and the “influencer” generation, the video was shot and directed by award winning filmmaker, Sean Mullan.
Speaking about the track, ROE said: “The concept behind the ‘Girls’ video is basically the idea of putting on a face for the whole world to hide who you really are. Most of us are guilty of hiding behind this veil of perfection online when that’s not how things actually are. I thought that it would be uncomfortable but fun to visualise this as one big extremity.”
Filmmaker Sean Mullan adds: “Using a choreographed dance with hands and a highly saturated colour palette. Myself and Roe wanted to challenged the often aggressive and harmful effects of how much pressure women can put on themselves to match perceived ideals and societal demands.”
The new release comes with the singer in the middle of a busy year for the young songwriter. She kicked off the year with radio spins on Huw Stephens “BBC Introducing tips for 2019” on Radio 1, was announced as one of the key artists on RTE2FMs 2019 “Rising”, performed her first shows in the US at SXSW 19, and has some huge supports coming up with Snow Patrol, Kodaline, Tom Odell and The Coronas. On top of that, ROE was just announced as one of the acts performing for British Summer Time this month, where she'll perform on the same stage as Robbie Williams.
Watch the video for 'Girls' below: