Today the globally acclaimed and Grammy-nominated singer Natasha Bedingfield, known for hits like “Unwritten” and “Pocket Full of Sunshine,” has released the empowering new single “Hey Boy” from the star-studded soundtrack for Served Like A Girl, a documentary by Lysa Heslov, which reveals the complexity of female veterans’ lives and identities through a spectacle like no other, the Ms. Veteran America competition.
On Thursday of this week, the brand-new music video for the track debuted on Harper’s BAZAAR. The funkadelic video features an empowered Bedingfield challenging men in authority, with nods to Harvey Weinstein and President Trump. In early October, Bedingfield announced that she was pregnant with her first child and filmed this video later that month. The video for “Hey Boy” was directed by Kii Arens.
“This song couldn’t come at more pivotal time for me as an artist and as a woman about to bring a little baby boy into the world we are living in,” shares Bedingfield. “I love my husband. I already love my son. I love my dad, my brothers and the many good men in my life, but it feels like our world is trying to figure out what being a ‘real man’ is about while too many men of power abuse their authoritative status. I wrote this song with the amazing Linda Perry, as a call for us all to bring our better selves to the table and challenge the more divisive male figures in today’s stressful world.”
The single is only available for purchase along with the entirety of the soundtrack, which is available today, as a means of supporting the female veteran based charity Final Salute, for which all proceeds from the soundtrack will be attributed. The soundtrack will also be included in a CD/DVD bundle with the film, which will be released next week on Tuesday, November 7th.
Along with “Hey Boy,” the soundtrack includes a broad catalog of never-before-heard and inspiring songs from fellow talented female vocalists including Pat Benatar, Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani, P!nk, Natasha Bedingfield, LION, Lykke Li, Willa Amai, Dorothy, and more!