ANOHNI has revealed the music video for "Scapegoat," a song taken from her latest album, My Back Was A Bridge For You To Cross. The video is a family affair, with her sister Sara Hegarty directed and fellow family members Barbara and Ella also working on the production. Scroll down to watch the video, which imagines a utopian vision of isolation and joy, now.
In a statement accompanying the video, Sara Hegarty says, "On listening to the lyrics of ʻScapegoat,ʼ I felt the stark and naked pain of the experience of being a victim of scapegoating. My intention in making this film was to contrast this pain with a positive transformational experience, to present a path from brokenness to healing. The locations – from the derelict building at the start to the buttercup field – were carefully chosen to reflect the different stages of the journey. The end result is a film embracing a movetowards the feminine, connectedness with others, and the earth."
ANOHNI, meanwhile, spoke about the themes of the song and her vision for a better future. "The subjugation of women and the earth is one and the same. Enforce a global standard for the rights and ethical treatment of women, including the right to abortion."
"Relieve men of their roles as protectors and predators. Protect trans lives and people of color. Repattern societies to nurture the resurgence of biodiversity. Restore the female archetype as central to creation. Make it illegal to profit from the sale of fossil fuels, weapons, toxic chemicals, medicine, and the imprisonment of others. Globally redistribute hoarded resources.Criminalize the torture of animals. De-escalate the “necessity” of economic growth. Prosecute war criminals and agents of corporate ecocide. Require global referendums on the development and proliferation of new technologies. Replace most men in seats of corporate, religious, and governmental power today with women. Ask why we are more willing to succumb to the final destruction of the biosphere, the source of our lives, than explore changes such as these.”