Stella Donnelly’s “Boys Will Be Boys” is a stunning anthem relatable to anyone who has experienced sexual assault. The song was written in response to a friend of hers being assaulted years prior to #metoo. The song’s re-release this year on her new album “Beware of Dogs” hardly seems coincidental. Donnelly tackles rape culture head on with uncompromising force, proclaiming her rightful upset through reclaiming a chorus we’ve all heard many times before: “Why was she all alone/ wearing her shirt that low?/ They said ‘Boys will be boys’/ Deaf to the word ‘no’.”
Stella Donnelly comes to Deluxx Fluxx in Detroit on March 25. Tickets here.