“STOCKHOLM,” THE CONFESSIONAL NEW SINGLE FROM JUNO AWARD-NOMINATED ARTIST MAÏA DAVIES OUT NOW
LISA MANN DIRECTS EVOCATIVE ACCOMPAGNYING MUSIC VIDEO
Amidst a backdrop of dramatic strings and pianos, Davies bravely tackles the issue of sexual misconduct and abuse of power in the music industry, speaking a deep truth she can expose based on her own challenging experience. While the real life details remain private, the song is an honest and visceral narrative, one which Davies hopes inspires an open communication for healing, and change.
“I am turning my own story of abuse into cathartic art, and calling out an industry that has a long way to go in creating safe work environments for women.”
“Like myself, many women in this industry have seen their pursuit of their artistic dream sullied by reckless abuse of power and sexual violence. The #metoo movement was a start, but we need to go further and have a real conversation about the music industry: women are still not safe, and it is simply unacceptable.”
Co-produced by Davies and award winning Halifax producer Erin Costelo (Kaia Kater, Leanne Hoffman), the song was recorded at Joel Plaskett’s legendary Nova Scotia analog studio, Fang Recording. As a testament to the power and talent of women, all the instruments were played by women, including the triumphant electric guitar solo (played by Davies herself), the orchestral percussion played by Costelo and Davies during the sessions, and the strings executed masterfully by PEI award-winning instrumentalists Natalie Williams-Calhoun and Kinley Dowling. Davies wanted to take a song about the victimization of women, and turn it into a celebration of transformation through art: when women come together, they elevate each other.