Mint Records (lié, Tough Age) Wares, have dropped a new video for Survival track, “Violence.” The clip is a montage of singer/guitarist Cassia Hardy’s childhood Tae Kwon Do practice tapes, the video explores hierarchy and defense mechanisms in a worn-out VHS haze of childhood memories.
From Cassia Hardy:
“The video for ‘Violence’ is a reflection on my time practicing Tae Kwon Do. I trained at various gyms and competed in tournaments across Alberta for nearly ten years, ending around the time I started taking music more seriously. The gyms I trained at were strict, and followed a very rigid hierarchy and protocol which I grew to dislike. The lyrics use that experience as a lens to examine the pressures of performing masculinity as a closeted trans person, and the defense mechanisms one builds to survive those pressures.
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