It was only weeks ago when Sam Hunt shocked the country music industry with his unexpected domestic violence-themed video for current single “Take Your Time.” Though fans and executives did not quite anticipate the direction Sam would take the video, he has received many accolades for tackling the topic.
Little did the industry realize that right down Music Row another artist had recently penned a song, likewise broaching the subject.
During the renowned Nashville songwriters’ event, Tin Pan South, singer-songwriter and Broken Bow recording artist Brooke Eden performed an emotional song that she cowrote with hit-makers Brett James and Chris DeStefano. The song, “Cover Girl,” is one that will open ears and eyes to the societal epidemic that is domestic violence.
With an honest and passionate approach to the behavioral cycle that affects far too many individuals today, Brooke crooned the lyrics of the tune that tells the tale of a battered woman who hides behind a face of makeup and sunglasses, in an effort to disguise what is going on at home. The powerful chorus begs:
Cover girl, tell me what it is you’re covering up, tell me what it is you’re hiding from, you don’t have to be ashamed, no you’re not the one to blame. I wanna know what you’re going through, I wanna see what he did to you, every cut and every bruise. It’s time to blow his cover, girl.
With a subject so sensitive, it would take the perfect artist to deliver the nature and lyrics of the story; an artist who can pour his or her heart and soul into every single word and do so believably. One of the most precious gifts Brooke Eden possesses is the ability to use her singing and songwriting talents and provide her fans with nothing but her whole self with every performance. These are qualities that make Brooke incredibly unique as an artist and the ideal contender for a song of this magnitude.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE). To get involved in raising awareness against Domestic Violence, visit the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
Watch Brooke Eden perform “Cover Girl”
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