In her emblem new track, ‘Make You,’ launched on July 7, Lindsay Ell made a heartbreaking confession about being raped when she was once 13 — and the lyrics are completely gut-wrenching.
With simply weeks to head till the discharge of her new document, Heart Theory, Lindsay Ell, 31, dropped a brand new track from the album on July 7. The monitor, “Make You,” is her maximum private and emotional track thus far. On the track, Lindsay finds she was once sexually assaulted as a young person, and opens up about how tough the location has been for her to triumph over within the years since.
The tale begins from the first actual line of the track, when Lindsay croons, “Thirteen, staring in the mirror, you still look so innocent but that was all gone yesterday.” Other lyrics come with, “You’ll feel dirty, you’ll feel guilty for what was done to you” and “When you’re broken past what a broken heart can take, the cracks’ll heal but you’ll always feel the break, and that’s what’s gonna make you.” Lindsay purposely selected July 7 because the track’s unencumber date, because it’s World Forgiveness Day.
“Forgiving people in our past is a huge thing for whatever reason,” she admitted to People. “But forgiving yourself is so important. There’s an incredible amount of healing that can happen and it can’t happen until you can truly open up that forgiveness for your own heart.” In the interview, she additionally printed that she was once raped for a 2d time, when she was once 21.
The first attack was once via a person in her church who was once buddies with Lindsay’s circle of relatives. She wasn’t ready to confide in her oldsters about what took place till she was once 20 years outdated. The nation singer didn’t move into element about the second one incident, however she did admit that it was once “a lot more violent.”
In addition to sharing her tale, Lindsay has additionally introduced the Make You Movement beneath the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. The group will fortify “at-risk youth, domestic abuse and sexual assault survivors.” Proceeds from “Make You” may even move to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network.
“Through healing we reach new levels of honesty with ourselves and what made us who we are,” Lindsay wrote on Instagram. “Our stories can help create hope and change for other survivors…and we can turn our pain into something good.” Her album, Heart Theory, is due out on August 14.