PETRA GLYNT SHARES VISUALS FOR HER #METOO RESPONSE SONG 'NEW GROWTH'


Photo by: Joe Fuda
Petra Glynt is the solo music project of multidisciplinary artist Alexandra Mackenzie. The project is a culmination of her experience as a trained singer, drummer, and music producer. Her interest in songwriting began during the Toronto and International Occupy Movement in 2012. In response, she composed five songs that comprised the Of This Land EP, released in 2013 with Healing Power Records.

The release opened many doors for Glynt, playing hundreds of shows and festivals in her region for the next few years until releasing her self-produced debut album with 6-time Grammy nominated record producer Damian Taylor’s (Bjork, Austra, Arcade Fire) new digital label imprint Vibe Over Method. Closely following this release, Glynt was approached by Toronto independent label Pleasence and her self-produced sophomore album My Flag Is A Burning Rag Of Love was then released.

She premiered a cinematic new video for the track "New Growth" - the song is her response to the #MeToo movement and it's now been paired with an empowering visual directed by Paz Ramirez. A version of a scene from David Lynch's Wild At Heart, the music video emits love, passion, hope, and strength.

"I wrote “New Growth” in the fall of 2017 in response to the #metoo movement. It was like a dam broke; all of the stories and emotions that had been suppressed for so long began flooding our newsfeeds, and I was so thirsty for it. Our society is built on this abuse of power, and to see it have the wind knocked out of it was beyond satisfying. While there is still no real protocol for how to address instances of sexual harassment and assault, there is so much victory in how fellow non-men strengthened their support systems as a result of #metoo. It's monumental. I was able to take a closer look at my past experiences with men and identify how many had been unacceptable; starting with my first kiss, right up until very recently in my life. Awakening to that knowledge really moved something inside of me. It made me sick to my stomach, but it also made me feel alive and ready to dismantle the patriarchy."

Watch the video below: