Monday, April 8, 2019

Delta Rae - Hands Dirty

Delta Rae have never been a group that shies away from socially conscious issues. They have taken the power of their platform and used it to help spread awareness on issues that are important for not only their demographic to hear but every one that has the power to hear music or read lyrics. Their latest single, "Hands Dirty" is no different and they've done not only an outstanding job highlighting gender inequality but giving Brittney a vehicle for her powerful voice. That's always been one of my favorite things about Delta Rae, all four vocalists bring something distinct and honest to the table and when they're unified, it's pretty damn incredible. Brittney's voice just tears through all the rhetoric and bullshit that we have to put up with in the media and it's so strong and means so much to so many under-represented people in the community but she also has the ability to harness those quiet moments and just wrap you up in warmth and it makes me swoon.

I've said over and over that music doesn't have to have a message as theirs merit in all music but this is the stuff that sticks with you. It's going to build bridges and it's going to open doors because it's presented in a manner that delivers the message in a meaningful way. The visuals in the video are as equally as powerful as the song and you know that this is a labor of love for all the members of the group. This isn't just an agenda that one member wants to foist on the world. This is important and this matters. And if you don't think their message is important, I beg you to open your mind and educate yourself on what's happening in the world. Whether it's women in the workforce or the #metoo movement, these are some of the most important social messages that we need to be as open as we can so that healing can begin.

Delta Rae has been and will continue to be one of my most favorite bands of all time and they continue to impress me and astound me with their passion, their love and what they know to be true in this world. Whether we're dancing in graveyards or running or chasing twisters or knowing that love wins in the end, this group of young people will never ever shy away from what matters and will always deliver messages of love, hope, and support that we need more of in this world.

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