New Release: Lucy Rose – Treat Me Like A Woman

Photo Credit: Will Morris

Ahead of her forthcoming new album, No Words Left, released on 22nd March, Lucy Rose has unveiled a new track, Treat Me Like A Woman

Take a listen below…

Speaking of the single, Lucy explains: “‘Treat Me Like A Woman’ was written one afternoon in Munich after a combination of events which pushed me to think about the way people interact with me purely based on my gender. I’ve often thought things like, ‘Would that have happened to me if I was a man?’ and a feeling of lack of respect at times purely because I’m a woman. For a long time I’ve been unable to express these thoughts, almost scared of what they mean and worried that I would start a battle I wouldn’t be able to finish.

“I don’t want a debate, this isn’t a song aimed at men, it’s a conversation that everyone needs to have with themselves. Have I ever judged a woman differently to a man? The truth is, most probably at some point in my life I have. And why? I’m so far from perfect, I feel I have no right to judge anyone on their behaviour and this song isn’t about that. It’s very much about my own feelings that until now I’ve been incapable of describing or understanding. The smallest things fester into a huge deal if they happen a lot. This song has been created inside me over years and years of small, tiny, and in ways, insignificant events that have built into a tower of anger.

“That afternoon in Munich, was breaking point. After soundcheck I isolated myself from my entire touring party, including my husband. I couldn’t explain to them how I was feeling, they knew I was upset, but why? The next night in Vienna I played ‘Treat Me Like A Woman’ for the first time. Like playing any new song, it was emotional, but wow, in all my career I’ve never felt so empowered and liberated to be expressing something that for so long I had felt unable to explore.

“My life is good, it’s more than good. I’m so hugely privileged in so many aspects that I felt I had no right to moan about such ‘trivial’ problems. Insignificant no more, these are matters that are important to me, that affect women every single day and it was time for me to stand up and say something in the only way I could, in song.”

No Words Left was recorded in Brighton, produced by Tim Bidwell and mixed by Cenzo Townsend. Lucy is also releasing the album in a visual format of her own conception, which closely mirrors the artwork for the album. This was realised by film maker Chris McGill in one location in Bristol over 2 days and edited by Mark Kendrick

Lucy recently announced a night at the Barbican for the end of the year, her biggest headline show to date. See all live dates below…

21 Mar – Rough Trade East (7pm)
22 Mar – Resident, Brighton (6.30pm)
23 Mar – Rapture, Witney (3pm)
23 Mar – Truck, Oxford (6pm)
24 Mar – Music’s Not Dead, Bexhill (6pm)
25 Mar – Banquet, Kingston (6pm)
26 Mar – Pie and Vinyl, Southsea – House Of Rapture Outstore (8pm)
27 Mar – Sound Knowledge, Marlborough (7pm)
9th April – London Union Chapel
10th April – Bristol St Georges
11th April – Cardiff Gate
13th April – Manchester Stoller Hall
14th April – Dublin Liberty Hall
16th April – Leeds City Varieties
17th April – Glasgow St Lukes
3rd May – Cologne Kulturkirche
4th May – Brussels AB Club
6th May – Berlin Tempodrom Kleine Arena
7th May – Hamburg Nochtspeicher
8th May – Amsterdam Zonnehuis
9th May – Paris Café De La Danse
4th December – London Barbican