“Devotion” by DYLLAN

Los Angeles native Dylan Nichols aka DYLLAN comes to us with the personal and intoxicating soundscape of “Devotion”. With this hauntingly honest and inviting soundscape she speaks of herself and of other women in the world as she reminds men and the world that she is a person who can have flaws and make mistakes. She explores the tendency that you find within relationships were the man puts the woman on a pedestal and expects her to be perfect and live up to the fantasy he has crafted on his mind. Personally I think there’s much more beauty within the cracks and the mistakes that are always going to be part of life, for they give character and allow us all to be unique and mesmerizing creatures. The soundscape is intoxicating and so vivid as she takes her voice and tells a story that is so hers yet so ours as well. So listen carefully, pay attention and learn the lesson that awaits within the verses. Enjoy the exquisite magic of “Devotion” by DYLLAN.

I’ve been in more than one relationship where a man put me on a pedestal. Their reflection of me was how I framed my whole identity and feeling of self-worth. Because I was held to such a high standard of perfection, the moment I didn’t live up to their ideal, they would reprimand me and break me down. Women have been held to this impossible standard for too long; mythologized, objectified. We can’t win. We’re either goddesses or sorceresses, mermaids or witches. We’re shouted at on the street for not smiling, as if we’re the property of the collective male gaze. Being treated like a “goddess,” isn’t what we’re here for anymore. We’re here for equality. We’re here to be treated as human beings. We don’t need the male gaze to feel confident, sexy, or valuable. We have self-love.” – Dylan Nichols aka DYLLAN

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