Brisbane’s Stella Donnelly finds her way to our little blog in the form her new track “Boys Will Be Boys,” the latest single from her debut EP Thrush Metal, released back in April. The music video is Shot Directed and Edited by George Foster, stars Lillie Carney Daisy Dwyer Alice Warren Ashlyn Koh and Stella Donnelly her self.
Speaking on the single Stella says: Boys Will Be Boys is my attempt at making sense of society’s tendency to blame the victims of sexual assault and rape and make excuses for the perpetrators. It was also my way of dealing with certain events that were occurring in my life at the time. The video itself was intended to express the burden of victim blaming and sexual assault on the victims themselves as the mundane aspects of life go on. A song is just a song but at the very least I hope it will open up difficult yet important conversations between family members, friends, government bodies, organisations and most importantly, boys and men.