Rett Madison “Skeptic’s Angels” – losing my religion…

Skeptic’s Angels‘ is taken from Rett Madison’s new album ‘Pin-up Daddy‘ and sounds at first like many another soft-rock/country touched ballad.  But then listen to the lyrics, and to Madison’s urgent vocal and it’s clear that this is a much more personal song, touching directly on Rett Madison’s experience.

She has shared some of the background to the song: “I was raised Catholic, and grew up in a small city in West Virginia of about 15,000 people.  Although I had attended public schools in West Virginia until I was 16, I had a very bigoted and homophobic teacher my freshmen year of high school. I didn’t understand my own identity yet, but I fought back on this teacher’s homophobic remarks he made during class until the point I was in tears and outraged. I didn’t have the vocabulary at that time to say he was being prejudiced, but I was very hurt by his words.”


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About Jonathan Aird 1639 Articles
Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?

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