Watch: Lola Young Shares Powerful Music Video for “Woman” Single


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Lola Young released the official video for “Woman.” Directed by Olivia Rose (Jorja Smith, 6lack ft. Future, Skepta and Ty Dolla $ign ft. J Cole), the clip features Young and a cast of women, identifiably different in their features but united by their confidence, as they boldly reclaim the female form. She also shared a statement about what the video means to her:

“I wanted to make this video because I believe women are all undeniably strong, sexy, free, brave, vulnerable, raw and powerful. And that we do not have to hide away. We do not have to remain unseen, our bodies should never be sexualized or a taboo conversation, or only seen through the male gaze. We have the ability to normalize our bodies being on show, and accept them for their differences, as it’s important to remember those differences are currently often shamed.

I came up with the idea of the women in the video being fully nude. The energy on set was insane, I have never felt more empowered in my life. Nipples, bums, rolls, stretch marks, cellulite, all of these things are beautiful along with the ‘perfect’ body.

This is my personal experience of being a woman, hopefully other women will have their own take on what it means to them.”

“Woman” – which received its first U.K. play on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show – comes on the heels of the 19-year-old artist’s Renaissance EP. Co-produced by GRAMMY winner Paul Epworth (Adele, Mumford & Sons) and manuka, “Woman” is available for download/streaming HERE.

CREDITS:

Director: Olivia Rose
Exec. Producer: Daniella Manca
DOP: Ula Pontikos
Producer: Chanel Parkinson
Producer: Benedict Turnbull
Gaffer: Stephen Finberg
1st AD: Emma Pounds
1st AC: Louise Murphy
2nd AC: Jenny John Chuan
Grip: Maya Jensen
DIT: Phoebe Fraser
Projection Mgr: Pod Bluman
Hair Stylist (Lola): Nuriye Sonmez
Hair Stylist (cast): Ryo Narushima
MUA (Lola): Sarah Reygate
MUA (cast): Louisa Copperwaite
Stylist: Kate Iorga
Choreographer: Robia Milliner
Commissioner: Laura Clayton @ Island
Sound Recordist: Will Langdale
Electrician: Rob Stewart
Desk Op: Kester McClure
Spark Trainee: Leanne Bunyan
Motion Graphics: Catherine Woodhouse
Projectionist: Rupert Dean
PA: Lettice Yardley
Runner: Cassandra Galiwango
Runner: Latoya Okuneye

Cast:
Harriet Scott
Gigi Lucas
Jade Bruce-Linton
Georgie Blackmore
Akuac Thiep
Lilith Luna

Post:
Editor: Flaura Atkinson @ Stitch
Edit Producer: Angela Hart
Grade: Ruth Young @ Electric Theatre Collective
Online Producer: Oliver Whitworth
Sound: Charlie Howard @ String & Tins