Carre Calloway, sole member of indie rock project Queen Kwong announced her second album Love Me To Death and released the first single of the same name last December. Although originally to be released this month, the album has been postponed to April 13th due to illness.
“Last month I was diagnosed with a lung disease that has been wreaking havoc in my lungs, causing scarring and infections for many years. This was discovered after I coughed up more than a pint of blood and had to be rushed to the hospital.”
Although the album is delayed a new single has been released, along with a video for the track One Lung, which can be viewed below.
“Some of you are aware of the several months of harassment and body shaming I endured last year –by men in another band. It was a draining experience, but I came out of it appreciating my female friends and peers more than ever before, and I was inspired to team up with other artistic women to create this video. “
The director of the video, Tammy Sanchez also released the following mission statement:
“Throughout much of history, we as women have been told what to do with our bodies, what to think of our bodies, what our bodies are for, what they should look like, who should view them and when, and in what light.
Society and culture send these messages, but more particularly, the ones at the top of the power structures issue these mandates to us. This piece is not about them.
This visual piece is about reclaiming autonomy over our own bodies. This video was made by women and is about the female body belonging only to itself. This piece is not about sex. It is about power. It is about beauty. It is about strength.”
Check out One Lung below;