Published Sep 19, 2017Last night (September 18), Weaves and Tanya Tagaq joined forces to perform "Scream" at the Polaris Music Prize gala, and now the Canadian tag-team have unveiled a video for the collaborative track.
The song is a call to "get up on the table and scream your name," despite the myriad factors creating a world where "misery is just common circumstance."
"I almost don't think of 'Scream' as a song, it's like a sculpture in the middle of the album, sticking out poking people like a 3D installation," Weaves frontwoman Jasmyn Burke said in a statement. "I think everyone is having a hard time processing what's happening right now and I started thinking about how some people hate or want to harm me because of my physical appearance, and that made me want to write something about loving yourself."
As she does on the audio, Tagaq lends her powerful presence to the video. She and Burke undeniably steal the spotlight, though the rest of the band make an appearance too.
"Scream" follows "#53" and "Walkaway," as the third single from Weaves' upcoming sophomore LP Wide Open. The LP is due out October 6 via Kanine/Buzz/Memphis Industries.
Watch the video for "Scream" below.