Classic Of The Week: Stella Donnelly

Stella Donnelly
Stella Donnelly

“Would ya blame your little sister, if she cried to you for help?” Credit: George Foster

Today we bring you a gut-wrenching track which has earned its classic status despite it only being released in 2017

It’s not often that we at Songwriting struggle for words. However, upon hearing this track from Aussie songwriter Stella Donnelly we were simply bowled over.

It’s raw, heart-wrenching, and, in keeping with the mirror raised by the #metoo movement, a story that reflects the horrifying society that we find ourselves in. We’ll let Stella speak for her song:

Boys Will Be Boys is my attempt at making sense of society’s tendency to blame the victims of sexual assault and rape and make excuses for the perpetrators. It was also my way of dealing with certain events that were occurring in my life at the time. The video itself was intended to express the burden of victim blaming and sexual assault on the victims themselves as the mundane aspects of life go on. A song is just a song but at the very least I hope it will open up difficult yet important conversations between family members, friends, government bodies, organisations and most importantly, boys and men.”

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