Thursday, July 16, 2020
Dream Wife share 'After The Rain' with visuals
Dream Wife have shared 'After The Rain', lifted from their recent top 20 'So When You Gonna…' album which was produced by Marta Salogni.
Rakel Mjöll describes the song's inception:
“The song was originally a voice memo I recorded after having a conversation with my sister, she had just discovered she was pregnant and she didn’t want to go through with the pregnancy.
“This was happening at the same time as The Human Life Protection Act/Alabama Abortion Ban last May. Going through these multiple waves of community shame, anger at these systems imposed by the patriarchy to own women bodies, lack of trust and feeling disconnected from your own body. And not being able to articulate those feelings.”
The video, created by the trio in collaboration with director Helga Katrínardóttir, was shot in Iceland and South London.
“We have used water in both the song and video to symbolize and explore the singular yet collective experience of abortion," she adds. "Water is the fundamental for all life. We are 75% water. Water is all and all pain is shared pain. It is our choice to craft the narratives of our own lives and fight the restrictions put on us by a society attempting to control our bodies. It’s feeling all the feelings and knowing that the storm will pass."