By Kieran Webber
The Medicine Hat have released the poignant track ‘St. Cecilia’, a dramatic and anthem indie track that tells the story of lead singer Nabi Sue Bersche harassment from males she explains:
“St. Cecilia is a song for all the men who have ever harassed me. It’s a song for all the long stares and salacious grins, all the licked-lips and hey-sweethearts, all the shadows that walk a little too close behind me. It’s about the thick skin I put on when I walk alone or I’m on stage. I love the power of that skin, but I hate that I need to be tough to feel safe. Now a brief glance in the mirror turns to a thousand eyes ogling me up and down, unkind hands fussing with my appearance. They impair a kindness I used to carry so easily. St. Cecilia is my constant companion. The patron Saint of music, she’s with me in every dark bar, on every walk home. Watching my drink, watching my back, whispering a sweet melody in my ear.”
‘St. Cecilia’ brings light to one of the most shameful elements of our society and highlights the still prevalent misogyny that is rife through males.