The video for "Partyin' Is Such Sweet Sorrow" from Tristen's acclaimed record, Sneaker Waves, premieres today via BUST Magazine. In the video, Tristen flips the script, writing and singing the song from the perspective of a man.
Through this process, she scratched the surface of a greater problem, the lack of women writers and complex female characters. Thus, came the creation of its visual and accompanying essay titled "Is Art Imitating Life or Just Limiting Women."
"For the video, I found a rugged, drunken lover boy with great hair, to lip sync my song while the voice was still mine. Because I'm thinking, I am a woman writing, singing as a male character about his relationship with women. How often does that happen?" says Tristen.
Read the essay and watch the video at Bust Magazine by clicking HERE.
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