The 2019 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was awarded recently to Kevan Funk, for his clip for Belle Game’s Low. We will continue to profile prominent Canadian videos, including this one from an acclaimed singer/songwriter with a powerful message.
Kandle - Nobody Wants You Now
For the video for Nobody Wants You Now, singer Kandle teamed up with director Emma Higgins to create an ethereal visual to highlight female empowerment and rally around those who find themselves in an abusive situation. Accountability is the name of the game here. Kandle wants those abusers called out, stating that “with high profile men continuing to deny, minimize and whine about their pariah status, it is the perfect time to emphasize that they have no right to resume their lives as if they hadn't damaged and forever altered so many women's lives."
These women are depicted throughout the video, some still under the grasp of their abusers, held captive by their dominating force. We also see these women standing together, defiant in their stance.
The video concludes with the women, stronger together, coming face to face with their abuser. Surrounding him in their newfound strength, the women now possess an air of confidence and force him to take a long hard look at himself.
Director: Emma Higgins
Editor: Jessica Graore
Art Director: Maya Fuhr
Production Co. The Field Inc.