London based Danish artist Amalie Bryde latest release Lay Down is soulfully catchy and visually captivating.
Emotionally and socially observant, Lay Down is her commentary on gender inequality as she encourages women to stand up and walk away from unfair situations.
In ‘Lay Down‘ I sing about a man only wanting to have sex with me, but it’s so much more than that.
Produced by Glen Scott, the song is told through a jazzy/soul lens, and a catchy, playful whistle evokes the feeling of summer. And the summer feeling carries through to the utterly captivating video – directed by Luke Logan.
“In ‘Lay Down’ I sing about a man only wanting to have sex with me, but it’s so much more than that” explains Amalie.
“‘Lay Down’ is a commentary on gender inequality and what it means to be a woman in the 21st century; religiously, politically, professionally etc. In the music video, we see hundreds of versions of me all lying in a field, linked together with rope to represent the universal nature of the issues addressed in the song. The video starts with me lying down in the field revealing all the different Amalie’s (all the different situations where I had to lay down) and ends with all of the versions standing up and walking away at the end, representing Woman’s refusal to accept the gender disparity in society.”
The excellent video is a metaphor for the song’s message while Amaile is visually and vocally enthralling.
Since her debut release, we’ve followed Amalie Bryde and she continues to grow and excel with thought-provoking concepts and soulful melodies. Artists who have something to say are always worth listening to.