Melbourne singer-songwriter and visual artist Lucy Roleff is set to release her forthcoming album Left Open In A Room next month, the follow up to her impressive 2016 debut This Paradise. Today she shares the video for the minimally crystalline yet weighty first single, ‘A Woman’s Worth’, a track that juxtaposes the light touches emanating effortlessly from its finger picking guitar arrangements with undulating shades of instrumental atmosphere. At the centre is Roleff’s instantly recognisable and beguilingly insistent voice based as it is on elements of European folk tradition but delivered as always in definitively idiosyncratic style.
Such nuance fits perfectly with the track’s thematic intention to represent the difficulties that women face and feel and have trying to searching for a balance between the often taken for granted natural care they have for others and enabling a situation where they can find the time and the freedom to care for and nurture themselves. Directed by her long time visual collaborator Alex Badham, the beautifully shot video is representative of not only the social anonymity of this conundrum but also the need to escape from both the weight of societal and self expectation and the often mundane nature of life’s daily responsibilities. Watch it below.
‘A Woman’s Worth’ is out now digitally here and can also be found on all streaming services while Left Open In A Room is out May 15 on all formats including vinyl through The Lost And Lonesome Recording Co. and Little Lake Records in Australia and Oscarson Records in Europe. Pre-orders to follow.
A Woman’s Worth
Lucy Roleff (AUS)
From the forthcoming album, ‘Left Open In A Room’, The Lost & Lonesome Recording Co./Little Lake/ Oscarson.
‘A Woman’s Worth’ can also be found in our New Independent Folk/Country/Singer-Songwriter/Chamber Pop Playlist on Spotify. Follow that here.