Ingrid St-Pierre and the Mothers at the front unite in music
Extract from the music video “Mothers”
In the midst of the election campaign, the collective Mères au front reiterates its environmental message with the help of filmmakers Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette and Frédérique Bérubé as well as singer-songwriter Ingrid St-Pierre. To call “all those who care about the future of the next generations to vote for the future of children”, they are launching a touching music video on the sweet song Mothers. < u>Mothers.
The pan-Canadian movement Mothers at the Front, launched in 2020, demands strong and immediate action to respond to the environmental crisis. The mothers and grandmothers of the collective call on the people of Quebec to vote on October 3 for “those who will take the necessary measures to protect our children and life on Earth”.
It’s within the framework of this mobilization campaign that they launched the music video for the song Mères, the first single from Ingrid St-Pierre’s new album to be released in 2023. In the video produced by Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette and Frédérique Bérubé, we can see several Mothers at the front and their children intertwining in a forest.
Singer Ingrid St-Pierre explains that Mothers addresses the great paradox between a mother’s unconditional love for her children and her desire to see them one day go on living their lives. “A mother stormily loves her children more than her own life. She hugs, wipes the corners of her mouth, blows out the candles. Arms and heart as big as mountains. A mother is also the one who lets go by blowing on the moose,” she adds.
With this song, the artists want to reiterate their message that “if we don't make the necessary decisions now, our children will find it difficult to invent the happiness we wish them,” explains Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette, author, filmmaker and co-instigator of Mères au front.