Songwriting, like any art form can be very cathartic. The song “Don’t U” was written as a reaction to a memory of past abuse. It was triggered by a scene I witnessed in which a bunch of kids were running out of a house, laughing and having fun. The adult following them grabbed the kid she could reach by the arm and yanked him backyards. I saw the look of surprise, humiliation and fear in his eyes. I remembered being that kid.
February 17, 2011