Shelby Lynne Sings “Down Here” For Kids Facing Discrimination

I have long been a fan of the work of singer-songwriter Shelby Lynne (as well as that of her sister Allison Moorer).  So, today’s song of the day is Lynne’s “Down Here” from Lynne’s latest album, I Can’t Imagine (2015). In the bluesy song, Lynne channels her childhood growing up in Alabama where she felt a bit different.

In “Down Here,” the singer recounts how in her “dark Dixie closet” it is difficult to live with a secret that others might not accept.  The song implicitly tackles subjects like discrimination and homophobia. Lynne explained to Rolling Stone that the goal of the song is to reach out to kids who may be facing such discrimination, telling them that they are not alone.

In the video below, Lynne performs “Down Here” from I Can’t Imagine live on KCRW. Check it out.

What do you think of “Down Here”? Leave your two cents in the comments.

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