Indie rock outfit The Medicine Hat have released their latest single, “St. Cecilia” along with the accompanying music video. The track lives on their forthcoming album due out fall 2016.
St. Cecilia is a song for all the men who have ever harassed me. It’s a song for all the long stares and salacious grins, all the licked-lips and hey-sweethearts, all the shadows that walk a little too close behind me. It’s about the thick skin I put on when I walk alone or I’m on stage. I love the power of that skin, but I hate that I need to be tough to feel safe. Now a brief glance in the mirror turns to a thousand eyes ogling me up and down, unkind hands fussing with my appearance. They impair a kindness I used to carry so easily. St. Cecilia is my constant companion. The patron Saint of music, she’s with me in every dark bar, on every walk home. Watching my drink, watching my back, whispering a sweet melody in my ear.
@ellevatorband http://ellevatormusic.com http://instagram.com/ellevatorband http://soundcloud.com/ellevatorband http://twitter.com/ellevatorband http://facebook.com/ellevatorband Directed by David Ross Produced by David Ross & The Medicine Hat (Ellevator) With thanks to Kelsey Burns, Taylor Heres, Chrisy Hurn, Kyle Krische, Brad Loree, Airin McGuinty and Arielle Ross Written by Ellevator Recorded at Threshold Recording Studios in Hamilton, ON Engineered/Mixed by Michael Keire Produced by Michael Keire and Ellevator Mastered by Brian Lucey at Magic Garden Studios in Los Angeles, CA