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Imelda May Releases “Should’ve Been You” video

Rolling Stone Country is premiering the video for the track “Should’ve Been You” from critically acclaimed Irish singer Imelda May’s fifth full-length record, Life, Love, Flesh, Blood, due April 21 via Verve Records. Watch it at http://rol.st/2oFpQLj. Of the video, which Rolling Stone Country hails as “empowering,” May explains, “I wrote ‘Should’ve Been You’ as a personal story of heartbreak, regret and eventual empowerment, but when making this video I wanted it to reflect current feelings of solidarity amongst lots of women worldwide in response to events unfolding around us such as unequal pay in the workplace, President Trump’s administration’s approach to affordable health and maternity issues and Putin’s recent decriminalization of domestic abuse. I wanted to ask the question, ‘Who takes care of us?’ We are 50% of the world and it’s the people in power’s responsibility to take care of women as well. It still seems like it’s a man’s world and in 2017 that’s shocking. And I have a young daughter, which changes my perception of how I want things to be. You want to leave children a better world, you think ahead that way.”

May continues, “The women in the video, who were predominately made up of my fans, represent a cross section of wonderful everyday women—superwomen from all walks of life. They are not victims or aggressive towards men but are powerful and positive representations of the female spirit and solidarity. I am very proud of it. We worked hard, had fun, had many laughs and all before most ran off to do the school run! They all made me feel proud to be a woman!”

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