WATCH: HAVVK – ‘Always The Same’

Ahead of their single launch show tomorrow at Servant Jazz Quarters, GIHE faves HAVVK have shared a striking new video for their latest single ‘Always The Same’.

Addressing society’s gender norms and the everyday worries of safety women face because of their gender, ‘Always The Same’ asks men to question their sense of entitlement and imagine what it’s like to walk down the same street in a woman’s shoes. Perhaps more explicitly gritty than previous offerings, it flows with frontwoman Julie’s trademark celestial vocals, but with a raw, emotion-strewn edge, creating an immense sense of urgency within its soaring soundscape. Building to a stirring, punchy climax, it’s an utterly gripping creation from a band continually combining activism with their unique musical prowess. Of the track, Julie expands:

It’s only in recent years that it’s occurred to me how many of my daily decisions are made with this unconscious effort of weighing up safety and I’ve started to imagine what daily life would be like without a constant sense of caution ready to bubble to the surface.

Featuring original footage from psychology and relationship videos from the ’50s, with Julie explicitly dismissing these outdated gender roles by scribbling over the projections, the new video for ‘Always The Same’ is a visually exquisite offering with an intensely poignant message. Watch it here:

And don’t miss HAVVK live at Servant Jazz Quarters tomorrow night, along with other beauties After London and Rookes. Doors at 8pm. Tickets and info here.

Mari Lane
@marimindles

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