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#CMPremiere - Nice Horse's "Mansplainin'" Music Video

We’re thrilled to bring you this exclusive #CMPremiere of Nice Horse’s brand new video for “Mansplainin’,” the latest single from the high-energy country-pop outfit’s LP, There Goes the Neighbourhood. It’s no coincidence that we’ve launched the video for this feminist anthem on International Women’s Day (March 8th), or that the band tapped director Lisa Mann and a crew predominantly comprised of women to shoot it.

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Nice Horse is what happens when four bold, brilliant and badass women get together to raise a little hell and play a little music at the same time. Alberta natives Kaley, Katie, Brandi, and Krista are out to turn the tables on the country music world and show the guys that they can rock—and party—just as hard.

“We had a lot of women in the crew of this video, intentionally,” says the group about their “Mansplainin'” video. “Our director is the incredible Lisa Mann, one of very few female directors, and she’s been doing it for a long time. Katie first worked with her when she was the lead singer of the industrial rock band Jakalope. At the time, Katie was also one of the few women in the industrial rock genre. The videos Lisa did during Katie’s time in Jakalope garnered them four MuchMusic Video Award nominations. When it was time to make this video, we all knew Lisa was the perfect director for our vision and we are so happy to have her on this project.”

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“We are the only self-contained, all female country band so we get a lot of comments about that. While working on our new album with producer Jeff Dalziel, we’d often come into the studio with stories about things that had happened to us as women in the industry, from people thinking we needed help choosing drumsticks to men assuming the gear we were buying was for our boyfriends. We used the term ‘mansplaining’ a lot! This was something our non-mansplaining producer hadn’t heard a lot of before and he couldn’t believe the stories we’d tell him! He really encouraged us to write a song about it, and set us up with another female who he thought would also have experienced the same thing, Tareya Green. It’s not at all a man-bashing song – we love men! It’s just an experience that most women can relate to, and we had a lot of fun writing it.”

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Mike Raine is the Senior editor of Canadian Musician.