JEN CLOHER Shares new video for ‘Strong Woman’ Announces USA, UK & Europe tour dates!
Praise for Jen Cloher
“…her magnum opus.” – The Herald Sun, Album of the Week ★★★★★
“Her fourth and best album yet…incredible” – The Guardian ★★★★★
“Lyrical genius and lo-fi indie rock magic.” – The West Australian ★★★★1/2
“…immediate and compelling on first listen, but it is also a textured, nuanced affair, one whose many artistic pleasures only intensify as you listen more.” – The Saturday Paper
“Astonishingly candid…(she) tackles politics, equality and pride with frank intimacy”
– The Observer (UK)
“a modern day Patti Smith whose brutally honest, politically charged lyrics mark her out as one of the most interesting and important artists of her day.” – The Independent (UK)
Album of the Week – FBi Radio
Album of the Week – Triple R
Feature Album – PBS FM
Feature Album – 2SER
Album of the Week – Radio Adelaide
Jen Cloher today shares the video for her anthem Strong Woman, the third single off her instant-classic self-titled fourth record.
Strong Woman was filmed just weeks ago in a London warehouse during a whirlwind sold-out tour of the UK and Europe. The video is the result of a back-to-basics approach – a two-camera crew captured Cloher and her incredible band blitzing through one of the album’s highlights. The result is raw and dynamic, and goes some way to capturing Cloher’s dynamism on stage.
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 extraordinary lead guitar and anchored by the rhythm section of Bones Sloane and Jen Sholakis. The end result is bold, assured, and piercingly observed, seeing Cloher face up to painful truths with unwavering honesty and emerge triumphant. An imperial showcase of song-writing craft which is likely to sit on the top of many end-of-year lists.
Jen Cloher is currently touring solo around the USA opening for Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile’s Lotta Sea Lice tour. She today announced that she’ll return in January 2018, this time with her full band playing a run of headline shows in the USA, UK and Europe.
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JEN CLOHER 2018 TOUR DATES
Tue Jan 23 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
Wed Jan 24 – San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Du Nord
Fri Jan 26 – Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
Sat Jan 27 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
Tue Jan 30 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
Wed Jan 31 – Philadelphia, PA @ Jonhnny Brenda’s
Thu Feb 1 – Washington, DC @ DC9
Mon Feb 5 – Paris @ Les Nuits de L’Alligator Festival, La Maroquinerie
Tue Feb 6 – Amiens @ Les Nuits de L’Alligator Festival, La Lune des Pirates
Thu Feb 8 – Rouen @ Les Nuits de L’Alligator Festival, Le 106
Fri Feb 9 – Tours @ Les Nuits de L’Alligator Festival, Le Temps Machine
Sat Feb 10 – Vannes @ Les Nuits de L’Alligator Festival, L’Echonova
Sun Feb 11 – Rotterdam @ Rotown
Tue Feb 13 – London @ Tufnell Dome
Wed Feb 14 – Manchester @ Deaf Institute
Thur Feb 15 – Glasgow @ Broadcast
Fri Feb 16 – Birmingham @ The Hare and Hound
Sat Feb 17– Brighton @ The Hope and Ruin
1. Forgot Myself
2. Analysis Paralysis
3. Regional Echo
4. Sensory Memory
6. Strong Woman
7. Kinda Biblical
8. Great Australian Bite
9. Loose Magic
10. Waiting in the Wings
11. Dark Art
Jen Cloher – Jen Cloher is out now
via Milk! Records / Remote Control Records.