*The Following Press Release Was Issued By Marie-Clo*
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|I wrote “Shell,” which features on my EP out now, Shell(e) Pt II, when I was incredibly sick with polycystic ovary syndrome. I had found a lump in my breast just as my art was taking off. I felt defeated. |
I wrote the song feeling like it represented both my fears of death and of barriers. Whether they be systemic, human, or personal barriers; “Shell” is about understanding how to differentiate between impossible and possible limits, as well as overcoming them.
The song’s video, directed by Aaron Desilva, represents synergetic strangers creating within a modern day world. Aaron and I had never met before shooting this video, with him living in British Columbia and myself in Ontario.
Nothing kills art or growth like trauma and anxiety. Through “Shell,” I am talking to both my younger self and anyone, especially women, who have been told to slow their roll, as if passion and ideas are negative.
Beware of those who dim your light.
Only nature and ourselves can tell us to settle down.
Thank you for listening,