Sleater-Kinney have released a music video for their The Center Won’t Hold track, “Can I Go On.”
“Within the broader thematic context of The Center Won’t Hold album we wanted the video to speak to an existence that has been fractured and frayed by age or by loss, by divisive politics, by trauma or depression,” Carrie Brownstein explains in a statement. “We aimed to showcase the female body as a place of resistance, to explore how much it can withstand trespass, sorrow, and chaos. The body, then, becomes a site of transformation, repurposing invisible wounds and wear into kinetic energy and power.”
The black-and-white clip follows two women experiencing different forms of emotions we would not normally see articulated as they perform an interpretive dance with each other.
Watch the video for “Can I Go On” below.