(CBS News) Happy International Women's Day everyone, and welcome to The Feed's Bonus Friday Music Round-Up for the ladies! So what have you done for women today? Did you even call your mom or sister or girlfriend? (If you said "no", you should right now!)
Our first supplemental music video came out in November (after what felt like a 10-million-year wait because I'm total child), Wild Belle (a half-woman band) is finally releasing their first album next week. I'd normally congratulate both members of the talented brother-sister duo, but since it is International Woman's Day, I can by female-law only acknowledge the lovely Natalie Bergman, whose style I always want to steal. (Apologies to Elliot Bergman. You and your saxophone are on your own today.)
The video for their single "Keep You," about Natalie Bergman's rollercoaster relationship with a playboy who has a sweet motorcycle, was headed by Grammy-winning director Melina Matsoukas (a woman!). Matsoukas has worked with the likes of Rihanna and Solange (both women!), among impressive others, and is renowned for her fantastic storytelling. She also often incorporates her Jamaican roots into her videos, in case you were wondering about the setting (because I was).
Next up is Miranda Lambert's "Mama's Broken Heart," which is all about generational differences in break-ups. The country singer has had a rough split and can't quite bring herself to keep the manufactured calm and grace her mother expects, preferring to throw things and lie in the tub with her clothes on. And that's why we like her. The song is super catchy, and the video is a lot of fun.
Our last piece, is the absolutely stunning video for "Drown" by Tora. The video is described as the story of a lonely girl who becomes an underwater siren, although it does not reveal if the lonely girl-siren is any happier now that she has moved her entire living room underwater. Isn't that always the way? Definitely, watch this video. The song's lovely, the video is great, and it has some of the most beautiful underwater cinematography I've ever seen in a music video.
And that does it for this week, thanks for reading! Remember to check out the originaland, at the very least, CALL YOUR MOM!