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PREMIERE: Hollie Smith’s ‘Poor on Poor’ Video Celebrates The Power Of Community In Divisive Times

Written by Nastassia Baroni on February 28, 2017

We live in divisive times. Politically, economically, socially, racially, religiously: we are bombarded with messages of what separates us, what makes us different from each other. Or rather, what makes others different from us. Music, though, is a uniting force. Its power is its ability to resist those divisive messages and remind us of the things that bond us, the power we have as a collective. That’s the message New Zealand artist Hollie Smith conveys in her new song ‘Poor on Poor’.

“I wrote this song while I was frustrated with the political climate in NZ at the time,” explains Smith. “Within this current landscape in which we live, government still does not define us. We can help our communities grow, We can stop hatred, bigotry and racism. We can change the attitude we create as a society.”

That might sound like an ambitious undertaking, but, as expressed in the song’s accompanying video, it’s one we all work towards every day through small acts of kindness and compassion. The joyous visuals for the powerful song show Hollie Smith and her bandmates in action on their 2016 national tour, and the joy they emit, and in turn receive, from performing live is very much apparent.

Australian fans can experience that same feeling when Hollie Smith visits soon for a tour across March in celebration of her 2016 album Water Or Gold. Watch the ‘Poor on Poor’ video and catch all tour details here below.

Hollie Smith 2017 Tour Dates

Full band dates:

Thursday, 9th March
Newtown Social Club, Sydney

Friday, 10th March
Caravan Music Club, Melbourne

Saturday, 11th March
Port Fairy Folk Festival, Vic

Sunday, 12th March
Port Fairy Folk Festival, Vic

Acoustic shows:

Thursday, 16th March
Prince Of Wales Hotel, Bunbury

Friday, 17th March
Settlers Tavern, Margaret River

Saturday, 18th March
Babushka, Leederville

Sunday, 19th March
Mojo’s, Fremantle

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