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Watch The Hopeful Despairing Post Punk of QLOWSKI “A Woman”

I’ve been waiting all my life for the world to change. As a child, I remember sitting with my dad’s work colleagues at a dinner party thinking, “What a bunch of douche bags. These guys really think they’re important and funny and charming.” I was nine years old and I could smell the rot of their souls from a mile away, but I knew that I couldn’t tell any of the adults in my life that without being told I didn’t understand. Now, with a nine-year-old daughter of my own, I can see that we’re at the precipice of change as a culture. She sees sexism and racism and calls it what it is. Her friends come out to her and she innately knows that her kindness in those vulnerable moments is key to their future self-worth. The boys in her class congratulate her on her soccer skills, respect her intelligence, and listen to her voice. So when QLOWSKI asks us what future we’re heading for, I have more hope than I did as a girl in the 80s, despite a pandemic and climate change and divisive politics and media silos. Watching their video for I recognize her fear and despair, but I also recognize her determination and self-awareness. There’s hope living in the sweet melodies of their dreamy, jangly post-punk. I’m hopeful for my daughters to grow up and know that they are worthy of respect and deserving of success, and to be powerful in the face of whoever might try to rip it away from them. “A Woman” is off Qlowski’s album Quale Futuro? which comes out on Maple Death Records and Feel It Records on June 4th – pre-order it here. Right now watch our video premiere for it here:

Directed by Eli Hart | Produced by Zachary Hart | Edwin Miles – Gaffer

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Meghan MacRae grew up in Vancouver, Canada, but spent many years living in the remote woods. Living in the shadow of grizzly bears, cougars and the other predators of the wilderness taught her about the dark side of nature, and taught her to accept her place in nature's order as their prey. She is co-founder of CVLT Nation.

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