While gearing up for the release of her forthcoming album, Set The Fire, this Spring, British Columbia artist Kandle has shared an empowering video for her new track, “Honey Trap.”
The catchy, gritty new tune sees Kandle singing of escaping a toxic relationship. The accompanying film noir-style video, directed by Brando Fletcher, comes packed with cinematic shots of Kandle performing the tune, reclaiming her power, interspersed with futuristic clips featuring actor Keenan Tracey (Bates Motel, The 100).
“It is easy to overlook the subtleties involved in manipulation,” Kandle explains of the track. “For women with drive and motivation, one may already be conditioned to believe that your body or or sexuality are the only real assets that society values of yours. Under this conditioning, it isn’t hard to imagine all the ways these assets can be turned against you by an abuser, and the idea of using your body as a tool to move forward when all other avenues are closed doesn’t seem extreme. What other path is there? You start to believe it’s your choice, albeit a self-sacrificial one. Only when you start to break free, it becomes clear that you were never given the choice in the first place. We play their game until we make our own.”
Watch the video for “Honey Trap” below.
Lead photo courtesy of Tess Ananda.