The mystery about "I Want It That Way" comes to a close.
Her laugh is infectious!
As I read stories written about Prince since his untimely death, I realize there are some loud messages he's left us to ponder. One of the most crucial is: it's okay to be different. In fact, it's not just okay. It's important, necessary, vital even.
He wrote the words that she could not write for years. Kramer's high school sweetheart finally heard her song. Kramer told
"[She] cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message."
I often wonder what's behind the words of a song. Most lyrics have some sort of meaning. I love when a story teller musician shares personal things. Liz Graham does just that.
The rallying cry of youth in the sixties and seventies was about us, about we, about our generation. A political statement of unity, and a desire to belong and be heard -- together.
“Wait, they played this at my elementary school.”
While many have praised Monae as creating a song for the current movement, many in the black trans community have noticed a glaring mistake in the selection of names uplifted in her piece, which was created to highlight the black victims of state violence.