Madame Gandhi – “Waiting For Me” (Official Video)

The official music video for Madame Gandhi’s “Waiting For Me”
From the album ‘Visions’ available now – https://ift.tt/39Qatrx
Listen here: https://ift.tt/3foz4Ve

Madame Gandhi’s “Waiting For Me”, directed by Misha Ghose and filmed in Mumbai, India, critiques constrictive and often oppressive learning environments and reimagines freedom by returning to nature, gathering peacefully and drumming with a gender non-conforming and female identifying squad.

Video Credits:
Director: Misha Ghose
Producer: Aastha Singh with Chalk & Cheese Films
Supporting Cast: Shanthi Muniswamy, Mekhola Bose, Sajna Sangeeth Sivan, Lalita Katghara, Li Actual Lee, Jennifer Jayaraj, Krithika Iyer, Angel Konthoujam, Vrinda Narang, Vidula Bhave, Priyanka Paul
Director of Photography: Tanmay Chowdhary
Production Designer: Lauren Pereira
Director’s Assistant: Rhea Shukla
1st AD: Nishant Kantharia
2nd AD: Tanvi Chowdhary and Gauri Sood
Styling: Indrakshi Pattanaik, assisted by Pratiksha Shetty; Kanika Karvinkop with No Borders Shop, assisted by Preet Kapadia
Hair and Makeup: Devika Jodhani, assisted by Sunita Nadkar; Karan Singh

Editors: Sourya Sen, Jiten Solanki
Colorist: Michele Ricossa

Song Credits:
Written and produced by Madame Gandhi & Dave Lewis
Mixed by Neil Comber
Mastered by Piper Payne
Engineering by Sarah Ma & James Musshorn
Additional Production By Anthony Saffery
Tabla by Lalita Balakrishnan
Saxophone Soprano by Michelle Simonsen

Lyrics can be found at: https://ift.tt/30k4UOE
“Waiting For Me” Lyrics by Madame Gandhi

“I don’t want every day to turn up to the sound of my own oppression, you feel me?”

“We always assume our own powerlessness but never our own power.”

“Stigma is one of the most effective forms of oppression, because it denies us the ability to talk comfortably and confidently about our own bodies.”

When I wake up in the morning
Hit space bar and start recording
My mom says that she’ll adore me
The earth is still waiting for me

[Meera Gandhi, Kiran’s mom, chanting during a meditation]

Waiting for me x2

I won’t take in what they feed us
Run away in my Adidas
Brown girls of the world they need us
Truth is love and love will free us

Love will free us x2

I’ve been livin in the wild now
When you taste freedom you’re not tryna get tied down
Hear it in the words I say and the way I walk
I’m not part of their lies now

“I don’t want our stories to be according to how oppressed we are.”

Dim our minds with drugs and liquor
Knowing that we’ll die off quicker
All our people getting sicker
Can’t afford organic stickers

Sorrow makes their wallets thicker
We must see the bigger picture

Womxn who have come before us
Mothers, sisters, non-conformists
All the things that they’ve done for us
The earth is still waiting for us

If we’re strong they can’t ignore us
The earth is still waiting for us!
If we’re loud they can’t ignore us
The earth is still waiting for us!
If we’re one they can’t ignore us
The earth is still waiting for us!
If we’re true they can’t ignore us
The earth is still waiting for us!

I’ve been livin in the wild now
When you taste freedom you’re not tryna get tied down
See it in the way I think and the food I eat
I’m not part of their lies now

[St. Michael’s School for Girls students learning in the classroom, New Delhi India]

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