ARIA Award, Brit Nominee and TUI winner Ladyhawke has made her long-awaited return, teaming up with New Zealand due Broods on her new single, Guilty Love. The musical project if Pip Brown, The track serves as the first taste of the singers forthcoming studio album, and is accompanied by an official visual.
The track tackles themes of shame, guilt and sexuality, inspired by Brown and Georgia Nott from BROODS experiences growing up catholic. The songs music video visually captures the stories explored on the track, following two school girls who attened an all girls catholic school, who share feelings for each other. The pair learn to reject the teachings, with the cinematic visual ending with the powerful message that love will always conquer hate.
Speaking of the track, Ladyhawke shares: “‘Guilty Love is important to Georgia and me for different reasons. Personally, growing up in the Catholic school system, as I reached my teens, I started to feel immense shame and denial about my sexuality. I suffered the constant fear of being judged and alienated by my friends and family. These feelings took a long time to shake off and work through. ‘Guilty Love’ is a way to share our experiences, and hopefully help anyone going through the same thing to know they’re not alone”
Georgia adds “Guilty Love came from the classic “in-studio heart to heart”. We talked about growing up religiously and how we carried a lot of shame around the idea of what a woman (or person) should be. This song is about that but also about finding our own way back to a sense of spirituality through love. The love that once caused so much guilt, ended up being the most healing and spiritual. END CONVERSION THERAPY EVERYWHERE!”
Guilty Love is out now! Watch the music video below.