Dream Wife Share New Video “After The Rain”

“My body my right”

Still from Dream Wife – After The Rain video

London-based trio Dream Wife – aka Rakel Mjöll, Bella Podpadec and Alice Go – has shared new video “After The Rain.” Taken from their sophomore record So When You Gonna…, the video is a surreal and dreamy portrait of dealing with abortion, patriarchy, and female body. We have used water in both the song and video to symbolize and explore the singular yet collective experience of abortion. Water is the fundamental for all life. We are 75% water. Water is all and all pain is shared pain. It is our choice to craft the narratives of our own lives and fight the restrictions put on us by a society attempting to control our bodies. It’s feeling all the feelings and knowing that the storm will pass,” shared Director Helga Katrínardóttir. Watch below:

Speaking of the influence behind the song, Rakel explained: “The song was originally a voice memo I recorded after having a conversation with my sister, she had just discovered she was pregnant, and she didn’t want to go through with the pregnancy. This was happening at the same time as The Human Life Protection Act/Alabama Abortion Ban last May. Going through these multiple waves of community shame, anger at these systems imposed by the patriarchy to own women bodies, lack of trust and feeling disconnected from your own body. And not being able to articulate those feelings.”

Dream Wife will be hitting the road next spring, so be patient:

4/14/21 – Oxford, UK @ The Bullingdon

4/15/21 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Institute 2

4/16/21 – Leeds, UK @ The Wardrobe

4/17/21 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Academy 2

4/18/21 – Glasgow, UK @ St Luke’s

4/20/21 – Norwich, UK @ Waterfront

4/21/21 – Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms

4/22/21 – Cambridge, UK @ The Portland Arms

4/24/21 – Brighton, UK @ Chalk

4/25/21 – Portsmouth, UK @ The Wedgewood Rooms

4/27/21 – Bristol, UK @ SWX

4/28/21 – London, UK @ Electric Ballroom

4/30/21 – Paris, France @ La Boule Noire

5/1/21 – Brussels, Belgium @ AB Club

5/3/21 – Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow

5/5/21 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Loppen

5/6/21 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Nalen Klubb

5/7/21 – Oslo, Norway @ Krosset

5/8/21 – Malmo, Sweden @ Plan B

5/10/21 – Berlin, Germany @ Frannz Club

5/11/21 – Munich, Germany @ Ampere

5/12/21 – Nuremberg, Germany @ Club Stereo