Edmonton’s Wares has just released a new soundtrack, titled Violence. The music video for the soundtrack is filmed in an old VHS tape format, the pixels of which are sure to bring up some childhood nostalgia.
Singer-songwriter Cassia Hardy says the video is a reflection on her time practicing Tae Kwon Do, when she trained at various gyms and competed in tournaments across Alberta for nearly 10 years, ending around the time she started taking music more seriously.
“The gyms I trained at were strict, and followed a very rigid hierarchy and protocol which I grew to dislike,” says Hardy. “The lyrics use that experience as a lens to examine the pressures of performing masculinity as a closeted trans person, and the defense mechanisms one builds to survive those pressures.”
You can watch the full video on YouTube, and find more music by Wares on the band’s website.