Watch – Jen Cloher ‘Strong Woman’

Jen Cloher has shared the video for ‘Strong Woman’, the third single off her instant-classic self-titled fourth record. Filmed just weeks ago in a London warehouse, the video is the result of a back-to-basics approach – a two-camera crew. Watch it below!

The song itself serves as an exploration of gendered identity in Cloher’s childhood in 1980’s Adelaide and a celebration of Cloher’s unique matriarchal heritage.

Cloher explained the inspiration behind the song:

It recently occurred to me that I have always been a leader, a strong woman. It’s not a quality that was cultivated but something I inherited. My matriarchal line is Ngapuhi, a Maori tribe from the Far North of New Zealand. There’s a famous Maori saying, ‘Kia kaha’ which means ‘Stay strong’, my Mother Dorothy modelled that quality to me growing up and I’m forever grateful that she did.

Recorded amidst the rolling greenery of Gippsland, Victoria and mixed at Jeff Tweedy’s famous Loft Studios in Chicago, the songs are split by Courtney Barnett’s lead guitar and anchored by the rhythm section of Bones Sloane and Jen Sholakis.

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