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Cry Club Celebrate Pride Month With ‘People Like Me’ Music Video

Cry Club released their latest single, ‘People Like Me’, in early May. In celebration of Pride month, the Melbourne duo of Heather Riley and Jono Tooke have shared the track’s official music video.

‘People Like Me’ was mixed by Grammy Award winner Nick Didia (Bruce Springsteen, Powderfinger) and inspired by the past two years of COVID lockdowns. Going against the grain, Cry Club’s time in lockdown was characterised by a burst of creative freedom. Tooke has described ‘People Like Me’ as being like “Rage Against The Machine with cheerleaders”.

Cry Club – ‘People Like Me’

Eva Otsing directed and edited the ‘People Like Me’ video. Tooke said of the track, “We’ve been holding onto this one for a good long while now – initially written in one of the heavy lockdowns in Melbourne, I think this song reflects our need for excitement in that time.”

Riley explained the origins of the song’s thematic focus: “I often feel this pressure about being queer and trans, like I have to be sweet and kind at all times to prove that I deserve to be treated like any other person. It’s exhausting, just constantly having to justify my existence and to people who wouldn’t change their mind either way.”

Riley continued: “I love this song so much, it’s finally letting all of that go and not just accepting but celebrating the fact that we don’t need permission or approval to do whatever the fuck we want. Releasing all that frustration and relishing in the bizarre power trip of being able to piss off bigots by simply existing as ourselves.”

Find details of Cry Club’s ‘People Like Me’ tour below.

Cry Club ‘People Like Me’ Tour

  • Sunday, 19th June – La La La’s, Wollongong
  • Friday, 1st July – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
  • Saturday, 2nd July – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane
  • Friday, 8th July – Waywards, Sydney

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