Inspired By Malcolm X, Lyric Michelle Stands Up For Black Women In Her Song “Boot Straps” [Premiere]
Lyric Michelle fends off eye-roll-worthy questions from leftists, haters, and masculinity minions to fight for black women’s lives on her new single “Boot Straps”.
Houston’s own Lyric Michelle has done a great job at building her name out as a force to be reckoned with. With awards from the Houston Free Press for “Best Lyricist” and “Album of the Year” (2016’s MissDirection) — Lyric has been consistent with her rise and the message behind her madness. Fast forward to this year, and Lyric continues to expound her own personal legacy, while this time she includes championing black woman into her efforts.
Inspired by the words and manifestos of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, her newest single, “Boot Straps,” takes the ethos of the civil rights movement, and brings it into the 21st century. “[‘Boot Straps’] is about the underrepresentation of the black woman’s experiences in this world and how we are asked to go out of our way to help, all while being haunted by the old stereotype that black women are inherently stronger, thus less human and less in need of rest and emotional support,” Lyric said in a press release.
Backed by a gospel choir, Lyric’s ferocity vocals, and the rich (and fresh) pain that has been consistently happening for a millenia, “Boot Straps” defends black women from the hypocrisy, the smallness, and the utter lack of respect from leftists, alt-right morons, Trump supporters, and all-man-everything-types who believe a woman’s place is in the kitchen or pumping out babies. “Boot Straps” merges Lyric Michelle’s penchant for charm inside a steel glove of “you will respect we,” and we’re all the way here for it.
“The most disrespected woman in America is the black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the black woman,” Malcolm X famously said. “The most neglected person in America is the black woman.” These lines, plus one MLK said about pulling oneself up by their bootstraps, led to this song being not only an eye-catching song, but also a great launch for her forthcoming project, which should be shared with the audiophile masses shortly. With “Boot Straps” now available to be listened to, Lyric believes that in addition to sharing new music, this message is also about commenting on the strength of a black woman. “When people comment on a black woman’s strength, they neglect to mention the pain that is needed to create such strength,” Lyric said in the same press release. “People forget. I want to remind them.”
And remind them she does.
Listen to “Boot Straps” below, and keep an eye out for Lyric Michelle to make more noise as the year progresses.