Lucy Rose Confronts Sexism in Minimalistic ‘Treat Me Like A Woman’ Exclusive


“These are issues which can be vital to me, that have an effect on girls each single day and it was time for me to face up and say one thing…” the British singer tells Billboard.

Lucy Rose premiered her new video for “Treat Me Like A Woman” on Thursday (March 14) completely on Billboard. In the intimate black-and-white clip, the British singer-songwriter confronts problems with gender and judgement head-on as her wind-blown hair shields her face from the digital camera’s gaze all through the music.

“And you deal with me like a idiot/ Or do you deal with me like a girl?/ Make me really feel so small/ Is that what I’m good for?” Rose sings over a slowly cresting wave of acoustic guitar, backing vocals, minimal percussion and tense strings.

“Treat Me Like A Woman’ was written one afternoon in Munich after a mix of occasions which pushed me to consider the best way individuals work together with me purely primarily based on my gender,” Rose tells Billboard. “Especially being older, I’ve usually thought issues like, ‘Would which have occurred to me if I used to be a person?’ ‘Would they’ve spoken to me like that if I used to be a person?’ ‘Would they’ve ignored me if I used to be a person?’ and an overriding feeling of lack of respect at instances purely as a result of I’m a girl.”

“For a very long time I’ve been unable to precise these ideas, virtually frightened of what they imply and nervous that I might begin a battle I wouldn’t be capable to end,” she continues. “I don’t need a debate; this isn’t a music geared toward males. It’s a dialog that everybody must have with themselves. Have I ever judged a girl otherwise to a person? The fact, likely in some unspecified time in the future in my life I’ve. And why? Because of society’s overriding consciousness that hibernates inside us all till we recognise it and perceive it’s fallacious.”

The observe is the third preview of Rose’s upcoming album, No Words Left, due out March 22 Arts & Crafts, and follows singles “Conversation” and “Solo(w).”

Get a primary take a look at the video for “Treat Me Like A Woman” under.