NEWS: Goodnight Louisa unveils video for ‘Only A Matter Of Time’
Edinburgh-based artist Goodnight Louisa has unveiled the video for ‘Only A Matter Of Time,’ taken from her debut album Human Danger, released in January.
Artist-producer Louise McGraw has described this as one of the key songs on the album. “This track was always one of the most important tracks on the record in terms of the message I was trying to get across: that being that women shouldn’t be afraid to walk home at night,” says McCraw. “The song was written from the point of view of a targeted woman, walking home at night. The line: ‘it’s always empty in your parents bedroom, no-one will find me there’ reiterates the cold cruel fact that the perpetrator is more often than not someone you know.”
The track was originally inspired by how police tried to impose a de facto curfew on women while hunting a notorious serial killer in late 1970s Yorkshire. Just as Ipswich police did the same in the wake of the murder of five women in 2006, the same feeble response was offered during lockdown’s grim roll-call of femicides including sisters Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman, schoolteacher Sabina Nessa and the appalling spike in women and children killed by those they lived with.
The video whot on Super 8 and VHS by Matteo Crawford, and presents McCraw as co-host of a crackling public information film with the message: “Don’t protect your daughters, educate your sons”. Speaking about the video, McGraw explains: “The idea for the video started off as a ‘wonky version’ of famous 1990s kids TV show, Art Attack. Now it’s a worldwide TV broadcast message for the masses, with a playful twist.”
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