Producing duo Vast & Harker‘s new song “Nirbhaya” features vocals by British Indian singer Rita Morar. Inspired by a horrific sexual assault in India and violence against women in general, a portion of the song’s proceeds will be donated to the women’s rights charity Breakthrough. It’s a dark, lovely song on a sadly topical subject which benefits a very worthy cause.
While browsing Youtube for Tori Amos videos, I stumbled across this extraordinary acapella cover of “Me and a Gun” by Dallinda Patton.
Dallinda’s description of her video says: “This song means the world to me, as a rape victim just the words express how I feel, this is my first cover. If you like it please give me a thumbs up (if you or somebody you know have been sexually abused please call 1-800-656-4673 it’s free and confidential.“
Knowing her personal connection to the song’s painful lyrics makes her performance even more haunting, so much so it brought tears to my eyes. Yet Dallinda’s beautiful voice and impressively professional vocal phrasing would make any song sound magnificent. I really hope this isn’t the last time we get to hear her astounding voice…