Brandi Carlile's Tender "The Mother" Video Will Make You Want to Call Your Mom

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Brandi Carlile's Tender "The Mother" Video Will Make You Want to Call Your Mom

Happy early Mother’s Day, and break out your hankies. Grammy Award winner Brandi Carlile is celebrating the holiday early with the release of her heartwarming video for “The Mother,” off her acclaimed album By The Way, I Forgive You. If you miss your mother or mother-figure, prepare to bawl.

The video, “dedicated to every mother, everywhere,” per a press release, was created by a crew made up entirely of women, which feels apparent in the intimacy of every shot. The camera lovingly captures the beautiful mundanity of children crawling into bed with their mothers, women breastfeeding and pumping, mothers taming their kids’ hair as they prepare for the day.

Carlile’s honeyed, earnest tones were made for lines like, “The first things that she took from me were selfishness and sleep / She broke a thousand heirlooms I was never meant to keep.” It’s no wonder that, following her success at the Grammys, the Pacific Northwest native is also nominated for 2019 CMT Music Awards: Female Video of the Year (“The Joke”) and CMT Performance of the Year (“(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman”).

Watch the video for “The Mother” (dir. Jess Lowe) below and, further down, enjoy a 2010 Carlile performance of “Dreams” at the Paste office. Scroll a bit more and you can see when Carlile is playing in a town near you.

Brandi Carlile Tour Dates:

May
24-25 — Shelburne, Vt. @ Ben & Jerry’s Concerts on the Green at Shelburne Museum (SOLD OUT)
26 — Boston, Mass. @ Boston Calling

June
01 — Quincy, Wash. @ The Gorge Amphitheater
14 — Columbia, Md. @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
16 — Manchester, Tenn. @ Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
23 — Telluride, Colo. @ Telluride Bluegrass Festival
27 — Lansing, Mich. @ Common Ground Music Festival
29 — Chicago, Ill. @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island*

July
17 — Costa Mesa, Calif. @ The Pacific Amphitheatre
25 — Floyd, Va. @ FloydFest

August
02 — Bonner Springs, Kan. @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater‡
03 — Peoria, Ill. @ Peoria Civic Center
04 — St. Charles, Iowa @ Hinterland Music Festival
10 — Lexington, Ky. @ Railbird Festival
11 — St. Louis, Mo. @ The Fabulous Fox
19 — Alpharetta, Ga. @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre†
20 — Birmingham, Ala. @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre†
23 — Troutdale, Ore. @ Edgefield Concerts Amphitheater (SOLD OUT)
24 — Troutdale, Ore. @ Edgefield Concerts Amphitheater (SOLD OUT)
25 — Troutdale, Ore. @ Edgefield Concerts Amphitheater
29 — Bayfield, Wis. @ Big Top Chautauqua
30 — Bayfield, Wis. @ Big Top Chautauqua
31 — St. Paul, Minn. @ Minnesota State Fair

September
06 — Philadelphia, Pa. @ The Mann#
07-08 — Chattanooga, Tenn. @ Moon River Music Festival
14 — New York, N.Y. @ Madison Square Garden
21 — Berkeley, Calif. @ The Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley (SOLD OUT)
22 — Berkeley, Calif. @ The Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley
27 — Denver, Colo. @ The Mission Ballroom
28 — Denver, Colo. @ The Mission Ballroom
29 — Denver, Colo. @ The Mission Ballroom

October
14 — Los Angeles, Calif. @ Walt Disney Concert Hall

November
02 — Groningen, Netherlands @ Take Root Festival

January
29-31, 2020 — Riviera Maya, Mexico @ Girls Just Wanna Weekend

February
01-02, 2020 — Riviera Maya, Mexico @ Girls Just Wanna Weekend

(* = with special guest Lucius)
(‡ = co-headline with Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit)
(† = Heart: Love Alive Tour)
(# = with special guest Mavis Staples)

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