- Frances Premieres New Music Video for “Grow” to help charity Refuge
- English singer-songwriter Frances has released a new music video for "Grow" on VEVO.
The song has been using as a campaign for domestic violence charity Refuge. The video was directed by Ralph Karam, animated by Clay Kaytis who is an animation director of Walt Disney Studios.
The aim of the music video is to ensure women who experience domestic violence realise they are not alone and that Refuge can support them.
The female character is based on Melanie Clarke, who had been abused more than decade of physical and psychological by her ex-partner, whom she met when she was 14.
The charity supports 5,000 women and children like Ms Clarke and her family.
The song was released from her debut album "Things I've Never Said" in 2015.
About the campaign, Frances said;
"I feel so honoured to be a part of this campaign for Refuge. I want nothing more than to give something back with my music, and I hope that this incredibly important video which features my song, Grow, will resonate with people all over the world, and especially to women who are experiencing domestic violence and needing help as we speak. Refuge is here for them – we want people to realise they are not alone."
- Melanie Clarke stated about the video;
"I was so pleased to take part in this video. I understand what it's like to feel as though nobody knows what you are going through. I was living with domestic violence behind closed doors for years – I kept it all to myself and told my family and friends I was fine. My ex-partner had deliberately isolated me; his controlling ways made me isolate myself from people.
When I received support from Refuge, it was like somebody turning on a light. They supported me to realise I was not alone and that I could have a safe and happy future."
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- source : The Economic Voice