Seems every decade, the same crop of ‘controversies’ develop into a mass of virulence in the public sphere. What is natural shouldn’t be afforded extra credence or recognition right? But feminism in its dynamic spectrum, needs to be examined, in the repetitiveness that has to be. For the world still (though progressing) can’t afford to forget where we came from.
Our mothers. Our saints. The only member of the family who’ll still think of you as her pride and joy – no matter where or who’d you’ve become.
Exploring the constraints of motherhood, ‘Didn’t Know Better’ is Queen Frequency’s third single with the storyline off of the turn-of-the-century feminist novel ‘The Awakening’ by Kate Chopin. Shot on Super 16 film, the music video dissects the domestic demands that are expected of women across time.
Said Meghan McDonald of QFTT: “‘Observations of a Lonely Planet’ is a concept album in the most basic sense. It is formatted in a similar way to Kanye West’s ‘College Dropout’ and Lauryn Hill’s ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’, employing a classroom-based storyline. Only with ‘Observations’, the classroom is based in the future, and centres on the demise of Earth. This album has two themes: On the one hand, with the classroom storyline, it simplifies world problems that are going on currently in a way that a child could understand. While on a more personal level, the album dissects many existing facets of femininity.”
Queen Frequency & The Twats brings science fiction and feminism into its music, with vexing themes and ways to present them.
Album ‘Observations of Lonely Planet’ is out now.
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𝙷𝚎𝚛 𝚕𝚒𝚏𝚎 𝚠𝚊𝚜 𝚖𝚊𝚙𝚙𝚎𝚍 𝚘𝚞𝚝 𝚢𝚎𝚊𝚛𝚜 𝚋𝚎𝚏𝚘𝚛𝚎 𝚜𝚑𝚎 𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚗 𝚖𝚎𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝙴𝚊𝚛𝚝𝚑; 𝚍𝚎𝚌𝚊𝚍𝚎𝚜 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚛𝚊𝚍𝚒𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗. 𝙰𝚝 𝚊𝚐𝚎 𝟾 𝚠𝚑𝚒𝚜𝚔𝚎𝚢 𝚋𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚝𝚑 𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚖𝚘𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚠𝚑𝚒𝚜𝚙𝚎𝚛𝚎𝚍 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚝𝚛𝚞𝚝𝚑, "𝙶𝚎𝚝 𝚘𝚞𝚝 𝚠𝚑𝚒𝚕𝚎 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚌𝚊𝚗, 𝚖𝚢 𝚍𝚊𝚞𝚐𝚑𝚝𝚎𝚛. 𝚃𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚕𝚒𝚏𝚎 𝚒𝚜 𝚝𝚘𝚡𝚒𝚌." . Link in bio! Exploring the constraints of motherhood, "Didn't Know Better," Queen Frequency's third single, bases its storyline off of the turn-of-the-century feminist novel "The Awakening" by Kate Chopin. . Shot on Super 16 film, the music video dissects the domestic demands that are expected of women across time. . HUGE thank you to: . MUSIC VIDEO: Written, Directed and Produced by Meghan McDonald (@meggersmagee) Art Direction and Produced by Hannah Bair (@petalandstemfloral) Cinematography and Produced by Michael Bagnato (@holding_company_films) Assistant Directed and Associate Produced by Maddie Jones (@maddiedeejones) Assistant Camera and Gaffing by Rafael DiLullo (@r_dilullo_dp) Edited by Meghan McDonald (@meggersmagee) Colored by Emily Bailey (@emilybailey.colorist) Art Assistant: David Rearick (@davechoppo) Art Assistant: Eden Pohley (@notfromsweden) Production Assistant and Photographer: Victoria Stipcak (@toristip) Animation by Kimia Alikhani (@the_chemi_) Digital Design by Yeganeh Yoosefian (@maarpeach) . Performances: Eve and Queen Frequency: Meghan McDonald (@meggersmagee) Victorian Twat: Hannah Bair (@toejampizza) 1950s Twat: Eden Pohley (@notfromsweden) Modern Twat: Leah Brockman (@leahashley_b) Future Twat: Paris Cordova (@pariscordova) 1950s and Future Twat: David Rearick (@davechoppo) . Location: The Clark Gallery (@spruceresidency) . Music: Lyrics, vocals and guitar: Meghan McDonald (@meggersmagee) Violin: Rachel McHugh (@_rayychellll_) Synth: Holly Kaplan (@holly__bb) Drums: Haleigh Stilton (@halyja) Bass: Daniel Martin (@danielisbasic) Produced by: Joseph Freeman (@freemanrecordings) Mixed by: Darrell Thorp and Freeman Recordings