Monday, April 10, 2017
Project: Details about Kristen's directed music video for Chvrches in support of Planned Parenthood
A massive new 7" singles series has been announced in support of Planned Parenthood, featuring a wide range of musicians, visual artists, comedians, authors. “7-inches for Planned Parenthood” features previously reported contributions from St. Vincent, Chvrches (with an accompanying film clip directed by Kristen Stewart), John Legend, and Zach Galifianakis, plus work by Björk, Bon Iver, Sleater-Kinney, Foo Fighters, The Handmaid's Tale author Margaret Atwood, Mary J. Blige, the National’s Matt Berninger and Bryce Dessner, Elliott Smith, Common, Feist, Jenny Slate, Janeane Garofalo, Laurie Anderson, Jon Brion, Mitski, Nico Muhly, Margaret Cho, Pete Holmes, Sharon Van Etten, Tig Notaro, Shepard Fairey, and many more. Find the full list of contributors here.
“7-inches for Planned Parenthood” will be released “in batches” digitally in the forthcoming weeks, as well as in a vinyl box set, according to a press release.
Perhaps we’re on the verge of a politically unbridled new phase for Stewart, who stays current on Trump’s America via CNN alerts on her phone, and at Sundance joined the Women’s March protesting in solidarity down Main Street. She’s already directed her next project, a musically oriented piece with the band Chvrches for Planned Parenthood.
“I had been asking them to let me do something for them for a while,” she says excitedly of the Scottish synth pop trio. “They’re so good. I ended up with a pretty simple but definitive narrative arc that highlights the cause in a sweet but quiet and confronting way.”
Stewart reckons that, if anything, the election was a wake-up call. It has forced her to choose her projects more carefully, to weigh up their social value. She mentions that she recently pitched in on a benefit album for Planned Parenthood. “And obviously that’s all because of the person who I’m not even going to name. Because the truth is, he’s terrifying. He’s not funny at all.”
Find out more about the cause and 7inches for Planned Parenthood at their site.