These are unknown times that we are currently living through. Many are trying to continue with what we were doing before the world shut down, with some additional strategies of course. Many of the musical and artistic talents all over the world are finding “new outlets for their creative energy.” Singer-songwriter Lindsay Kay is one of them, as she releases her music video for “Worship Me”.
Kay “sparked inspiration upon returning home to Canada with her raw, self-produced music video for “Worship Me”. The artistic video was filmed in her home as an expression of the female body, and the self-exploration the world is going through while isolated from each other.”
The video itself depicts raw, genuine images and scenes to show how Kay has been handling isolation. These scenes are ones that many of us can relate to as we go about our day to day life. With an explanation of the concept of this video, Kay states:
“I began my COVID isolation days in Barcelona, where I had been living for the past 5 months. I thought it best to return to Canada while I could to ride out the remainder of this tragic crisis in my hometown of Calgary, AB with my family. I’m grateful to be safe, healthy, and at home during these difficult days, but I, like everyone, am not immune to boredom and loneliness. After settling in and adjusting to the daily anxiety which has become the new normal for most of us, I started to feel the familiar urge to make art bubbling up – for some kind of connection through song. Writing new music hasn’t been feeling fruitful or possible for me during these times. Instead, I found myself turning to my trusty iPhone and using its little camera as my outlet for self-expression.”
“Marrying visuals to music has always been a great love of mine, and having these COVID-imposed limitations to create within was especially interesting and new. I started recording short snippets of video on my phone here in my mother’s house, striving to create imagery that reflects the lyrical content of my song “Worship Me.” The song discusses and celebrates the beauty and power innate in femininity and the female body, and so I used my own body to try and tell the story. I truly believe that art is invaluable in times like these. It is the thing that people look to for meaning, resonance, comfort, and understanding in these incomprehensible times. I hope someone – anyone! – will find even a brief moment of peace or inspiration watching my little homemade music video. It brought me much needed joy to make it, and it certainly helped the time pass.“
“Worship Me” can be found on Kay’s debut LP, For the Feminine by the Feminine. This LP is described as “a collection of songs centered around womanhood and femininity. The project was made start-to-finish by women and female-identifying pros who’ve worked with critical darlings like Sonic Youth and Rufus Wainwright to megastars like Childish Gambino, Lady Gaga and Sia.” With some extra time on your hands, why not check out the music video for ‘Worship Me’. It may give you a few ideas on how to spend your downtime.
Hey! My name is Melissa. I’m a Special Education Teacher from Newfoundland. Music has always played an important role in my life. Growing up I would spend countless hours listening to the Top 40 Countdown on the radio to record a song I liked to cassette. Then it was the hassle of carrying around a Discman and many CDs because you definitely wanted a variety. Gotta love the nineties! However, it wasn’t until volunteering for the ECMAs in 2004 that I realized that there was a whole other world of music that I was missing out on and I haven’t looked back.