Monday, November 6, 2017

Stella Donnelly - "Boys Will Be Boys"

Photo by Zak Kaczmarek
Stella Donnelly began her career in music in high school where she sang Green Day songs in her band. The western Australia artist has come quite a long way since then with the release of her debut single, "Boys Will Be Boys." This is an important, haunting song. It's a very sparse folk style song, with an accompanying video that should be watched along with the song. As Donnelly told NPR Music: ’Boys Will Be Boys’ was written in late 2016 and is an attempt at making sense of society's tendency to blame the victims of sexual assault and rape and make excuses for the perpetrators. Writing this also helped me work through things that had happened to not only my friends but to me as well, it helped me relieve a lot of the shame that victims are so often forced to feel in silence." The song, although beautifully performed, is one of the most uncomfortable listens you'll experience in a long time.

You can watch the video for "Boys Will Be Boys" below. For more on Stella Donelly, check her out on Facebook and Twitter.

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