NEW MUSIC/VIDEO: The Medicine Hat – “St. Cecilia” (Experiemental/Dream Pop//Hamilton, ON)

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The Medicine Hat, the indie pop outfit from Ham Town,  are masters of taking inspiration from those situations that force you to toughen up and pairing them with euphorically appealing melodies. “St. Cecilia”, is the emotive  number about the personal struggles when faced with unwanted attention. Frontwoman Nabi Sue Bersche uses her raw vocals to bear her frustations against harrassment from men  when singing, “I used to be kind” throughout the song’s course. She explains the meaning behind the tune and video:

“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.”

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