Baggage is universal: Trouble is a natural, perhaps intrinsic element to life. We carry that weight wherever we go, through thick and thin. DD Allen’s new single “Rebecca’s Curse” is a passionate outstreched hand to one such weight-bearer, an empathically driven classic rock tune brimming with warmth and relatability.
I’m sorry that you’ve been through
all that you’ve been through
Once again another lover’s
bitten more than he can chew
As a natural consequence,
you’re scared to say things true
That same thing makes you
as corrupt as you are blue
Listen: “Rebecca’s Curse” – DD Allen
Atwood Magazine is proud to be premiering award-winning British singer/songwriter DD Allen’s sophomore single “Rebecca’s Curse,” a tight rock/pop display of love and humanity. The follow-up to 2016’s debut single “Just Like the Old Days” (also premiered on Atwood Magazine) reveals more of DD Allen’s multi-dimensional artistry through poetic lyrics that find an easy home in our hearts.
There’s something in the fold of the wind
that follows you around
As it howls behind you
whispering you’ll never be found
For now you’re losing and
your past will just pursue
Until that rainbow comes
and blinds your tainted view
I hope you’ve unwound
Boasting a big, lilting melody and crunching guitars for added oomph, Allen’s chorus cements his promise as a captivating writer and musician. We feel his pain as he sees someone he loves in need – someone he wishes could love him back, but more importantly, someone he wishes would open up and accept his love. We often overlook our own errors and misgivings when we’re going through rough times, but pain is not an excuse to hurt others. Allen observes his inability to help this person in need, and furthermore the way that person treats those around them in trying times.
Patience is key.
No matter how hard we try, no matter how great our desire to fix and help, many people need to heal on their own. They need to deal with their own baggage, sort through their issues and resolve their past on their own time, and in their own way. One cannot simply wave a magic wand over someone else’s troubles – and DD Allen knows this all too well. He recognizes his role and makes the most of a bad situation: In short, he writes this song.
For those stood faithless,
love burns like a cigarette
And won’t ever come back ,
cos’ you’re sick of being upset
When you learn you’re needed,
perhaps you’ll soon forget
Your gene fed pleasure,
in saying things you’ll soon regret
“‘Rebecca’s Curse’ is a song I feel very passionate about – it naturally resonates and seems to connect in a particularly sincere way, where in a modern world people feel so much pressure, isolation and despair – inevitably running from the things that can change their lives for the better; friends, family, responsibility,” shares DD Allen. “Music is a wonderful healer and I wanted to use Rebecca’s story to combine vocal and melody with a positive message that there can be light, and this becomes clear in the last line: When you stop running something special comes of you.” This truly is his gift.
“Rebecca’s Curse” is powerful, direct, and haplessly relatable. We all fall victim to our own drama, and we have all seen those around us succumb to the same. Yet in spite of it all, DD Allen remains steadfast and determined throughout, standing there with arms outstretched all the same. He’s there for Rebecca – he’ll wait for her ’til the end. DD Allen’s rock/pop sensibilities are spot-on, but it is his ability to evoke deeper, instictual feelings from his listeners that makes one want to play him on repeat. Don’t miss this stellar artist on his way up the ladder!
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cover © DD Allen