British Country duo Ward Thomas have shared the powerful music video for inspirational new single No Filter. The song is the latest to be lifted off their upcoming album ‘Restless Minds‘ (out February 8th) and it is one of their best releases to date.
The songs message is all about not being afraid to open up about your issues and being brave and open enough to be unapologetically you. In a world that constantly bombards us with other people’s “perfect lives” this song couldn’t have come at a better time.
With lyrics such as “I’m done competing with who I am and who you want me to be” and “we’re lost in the dark, we’re barely a spark, we’re both just pretending we’re something we’re not” highlight the songs overall message and showcase Ward Thomas’ incredibly emotive and insightful lyricism.
And now the twins have shared the official music video. The clip was shot at a former Jewish boarding school in Oxford during November and its artistry is spellbinding.
The clip shows Catherine and Lizzy sitting in a room, taking part in group therapy and focuses on the people’s personal struggles. Such as a young man coming out to his father, and a woman dealing with anxiety linked to her physical appearance. These topics are rarely touched upon in this way and Ward Thomas are pushing the boundaries by releasing such a powerful video.
It’s a dark piece that leads to light that can only come from being truly yourself and the heart-stopping pause in the middle will make the hair on your neck stand on end. After the break we see everyone in the room screaming as they finally let go of all their anxiety’s and feel free enough to live without their filters.
Speaking about the track and video, Catherine and Lizzy say: “The core message in this song is to learn to accept who we are and to embrace every aspect of ourselves. In a world where we are tempted to cloak our lives in a filter online, we wanted to challenge that culture with real and unfiltered experiences that many of us have witnessed”.
It’s a moving piece of cinema that takes Ward Thomas into new territory and highlights their standout talents.
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