There’s this belief that pain and despair create the best art. While we can’t say for sure that is an absolute truth, we can agree with it to an extent. Especially after listening to Chellcy Reitsma’s Black Water on repeat.
It appears as if the California native refused to hold back when she sat down and let the lyrics start to flow for what would become her Black Water EP. Free of lyrics that leave listeners wondering what exactly each track is about, Black Water is honest, raw and at times hits an emotional nerve. Anyone who has ever been left blinded by a man will appreciate not only the turmoil sung about in “She-Man” and “Black Water” but the strength in each as well. While both could have very well wound up yet another song about being heartbroken, Chellcy Reitsma showcases an inner strength in each to stand up tall. While “Vixen” and the poem, “No Regrets” are both great additions to the EP, the record really shines in showing that while life can toss the worst at you – you can overcome and have a voice.
In a day and age where women are still having to fight to have their voices heard about everything from their bodies to their fair share in the workplace, it’s nice to hear a strong voice breaking through the monotony of mainstream music. Empowering to say the least, Black Water stands tall as a sentiment to the strength and spirit of women.
Official Site: http://www.chellcyreitsma.com