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Watch Jenny Mitchell's Video For 'Trouble Finds a Girl' ft. Tami Neilson

Watch Jenny Mitchell's Video For 'Trouble Finds a Girl' ft. Tami Neilson

Chris Cudby / Tuesday 8th March, 2022 10:04AM

Released today for International Women's Day (8th March), 2019 Best Country Music Artist winner Jenny Mitchell has shared a powerful collaborative video featuring fellow musical luminary Tami Neilson. Originating from a conversation between Mitchell and Neilson inspired by journalist Alison Mau's #metoo investigative works, and written at an APRA Songhubs songwriting camp as "direct response to sexual misconduct and sexual assault within the music industry,” country / soul-infused ballad 'Trouble Finds a Girl' is an urgent, pull-no-punches call for a safer live music culture in Aotearoa — singing "burn it down / it's trouble's turn to lose".

Originally launched in October 2021, the single's new video includes friends, family and allies of Mitchell — directed by Wade McClelland and Bradon McCaughey, and made with the support of NZ On Air. Performing this Friday with Kendall Elise and Beth Torrence at Te Whanganui-a-Tara's MOON, Mitchell explained how the creation of 'Trouble Finds a Girl' was a deeply moving experience...

"Standing in that room, with a group of people who I know feel so fiercely about creating a safer future, was such an electric, inspiring moment. I truly felt so fortunate to even be part of it. Standing there with Tami, singing to my younger sisters... it was such a grounding moment. Tears were definitely flowing. My Mum was also in the circle, along with people from various corners of the arts industry; musicians, managers, radio presenters, dancers and poets.

You’ll hear Kylie, Kaylee and Fanny’s voices at the beginning of the clip. Some of my nearest and dearest, who each inspired me endlessly. They couldn’t be at the shoot so I wanted to create a way that they could also be part of the project.

The men who have supported this movement are integral to making change so it was really important to us to have Jeremy, Gabrielle and Chris in the clip; three of many men who have made us feel respected and equal in our workplace. Just as Wade and Bradon, the clip’s directors, have.

The song is for my younger self, who put up with far too much out of fear that if I didn’t ‘play the game’ I might lose opportunities.”

Kendall Elise, Jenny Mitchell, Beth Torrance
Friday 11th March - MOON, Wellington

Tickets available HERE via UTR

SoundCheck Aotearoa is an action group formed in 2020 with a mission to foster a safe and inclusive culture for the music community. For a range of resources to assist people and businesses in the music community to prevent and respond to sexual harassment in their workplaces, head over HERE.


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