“[Fashion is] a really weird reality to have your worth based on how you appear. It’s not normal, and I understand that. I think that you have to understand that. Simply by being in the business, I’ve had to be really unattached to the way I look. I look in the mirror and I’m like, well that’s me… but it’s not all of me. That’s not the biggest, most important side of me. There’s plenty of things that make up a person. I have to believe that if I can understand that my own worth is not defined by my appearance, that other people will be able to understand that too, that they will be able to appreciate other aspects of my identity…

Trust me, I mean I’m sure there are a bunch of people who think my music’s crap. You can’t let it cripple you because if you do, you’re believing them. If you are making things solely for validation, it’s not gonna be easy for you.” —Karen Elson, via The Creative Independent

Co-produced by Patrick Carney of the Black Keys, “Call Your Name” was released on Karen Elson’s 2017 Double Roses LP. The music video for the track was directed by Jo McCaughey.