Billie Marten has shared a new song called ‘Human Replacement’. It’s the latest preview from her upcoming album Flora Fauna and it arrives with an accompanying video directed by Joe Wheatley. Check it out below.
“This video is absolutely needed to match the message of the song, which was initially something I shied away from talking about,” Marten said in a statement. “As creative discussions began between Joe Wheatley (Director) and I it became incredibly important to convey the absurdity of simply not being able to go out anywhere at night as a woman particularly, without that hideous stone-cold fear of what might happen to you. Hence every woman in the video needing the comfort and protection of full army gear to carry out the simplest of everyday tasks (like going for a run or walking home from work) and every man is without it. My trusty safety tank gets me to the shop for a pint of milk. It’s a deliberately absurd illustration of a disturbingly real problem that needed to be addressed.”
Flora Fona, Marten’s third album, is out this Friday, May 21 via Fiction. Previously, Marten released the lead single ‘Creature of Mine’.