Tami Neilson – Careless Woman: New Song & New Video!

Tami Neilson releases Careless Woman the new song has a new video and you can see and hear it here!

Here’s the record company blurb with more, including Tami’s NZ Tour Dates!

Tami NeilsonAward-winning country soul singer-songwriter Tami Neilson has shared “Careless Woman” .

This rebellious empowering anthem is accompanied by a spectacular official music video – co-starring New Zealand-based actress Olivia Tennet (The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Power Rangers RPM) and Ling Zhang of Parris Goebel’s esteemed Royal Family Dance Crew. The Band of Careless Women are: Skye Hine, Davidda, Vanessa Abernethy.

“Careless Woman” was inspired by a 1938 collection of ‘Dating Tips’ in Parade Magazine,” says Neilson, “one of which read, ‘Careless Women never appeal to gentlemen. Don’t talk while dancing, for when a man dances, he wants to dance.’

Director Abe Mora was inspired to bring this era to life and built an amazing coin-operated music box for me and my band of Careless Women to perform in, like a human jukebox. As the song plays, the women in the bar are empowered and begin to dance and throw off the oppressive rules of propriety.”

“Careless Woman” marks the latest single from Neilson’s brilliantly subversive fifth studio album, KINGMAKER, due Friday, July 15. 

Recorded at Neil Finn’s Roundhead Studios in Auckland, New Zealand, KINGMAKER marks Neilson’s most provocative and powerful collection to date. Fueled by the world-changing events of the past two years, the album’s songs expose and explode the patriarchal structures that pervade the music industry, family life, and society as a whole.

While Neilson has previously explored these themes on such acclaimed LPs as 2018’s SASSAFRASS! (hailed by PopMatters as “a potent social and political statement dressed up in catchy melodies and infectious choruses that sometimes belie the more serious elements taking place deep within the choruses.”), the new album draws these challenging ideas out even further, shining a dramatic musical light on what the late bell hooks referred to as “the politics of domination” that render women nameless and voiceless.

Songs like “Baby, You’re A Gun” and the cinematic title track “Kingmaker”, see Neilson giving her own resonant voice to women everywhere – to their strength, power, fierceness, and resilience in the face of structural and cultural barriers to their full participation in society.

Tami Neilson will mark the arrival of KINGMAKER with a nationwide tour, including shows with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Chamber Music New Zealand and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra

Tami Neilson


Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

30 July  Auckland, Aotea Centre, Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre

Chamber Music New Zealand

3 August    New Plymouth Theatre Royal

10 August  Wellington Opera House

13 August  Tauranga Baycourt

17 August  Nelson Theatre Royal

18 August  Dunedin Regent Theatre

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra 

20 August Christchurch Douglas Lilburn, Christchurch Town Hall

Ticket info www.tamineilson.com