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Approved: Sarah Walk

By | Published on Tuesday 22 January 2019

Sarah Walk

Sarah Walk’s 2017 debut album was good with flashes of brilliance. On her return with new single ‘CTRL’ she takes the better elements of that record and really runs with it. The track also see Walk build on her ability to distil complex issues into three minute pop songs.

“I wrote this song about fighting against those who bind you”, she says. “I feel like it takes twice as much effort for my voice to be heard as a woman and even then it’s often times not taken seriously. We need to be valuing women’s voices and perspectives and listening more. It all starts with listening”.

This idea was developed further for the song’s video by director Zoe Travis, who explains: “I wanted the video for ‘CTRL’ to be a visual representation of how a movement starts and grows. The experience of shooting this was incredible. We cast about 50 women-identified cast members who were very passionate about the project’s message”.

Walk adds: “We are witnessing the emergence of a powerful movement, led by women, on behalf of women, who are determined to seize power from the male-dominated establishment. I hope this video continues that movement”.

Watch the video for ‘CTRL’ here:

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