‘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.”