Yoko Ono released the music video for her single “Catman,” a new remix of her 1973 song created with the help of Miike Snow. The video is directed by actress Rose McGowan and according to Rolling Stone, represents solidarity among women of all ages and the joys of movement.
“Yoko Ono has been an ardent supporter of women and modern dance for years,” McGowan said. “Casting women dancers over 60, including one with cancer, was my way of showing that vitality doesn’t die with age. I used color overlays to create my own visual beat.”
The video shows a young woman in a black unitard with a cat-like face mask dancing around a room of older women. Upon seeing her dance, the sullen women then get up and dance around the girl.
The song is featured on Ono’s latest LP titled, “Yes, I’m A Witch Too.” An original version of the song appeared on her album “Approximately Infinite Universe,” which was released in 1973.
McGowan had previously directed the 2014 short film “Dawn,” about a quiet teenager who longs for something or someone to free her from her sheltered life. She recently made headlines when she wrote an op-ed piece for The Hollywood Reporter where she called out the Variety critic who wrote an article about Renée Zellweger’s new appearance titled, “Renée Zellweger: If She No Longer Looks Like Herself Has She Become a Different Actress?.” The actress wrote, “How dare you bully a woman who has done nothing but try to entertain people like you. Her crime, according to you, is growing older in a way you don’t approve of.”
Read her full article by clicking here and watch the video for “Catman” below: