In the midst of recent events, My Darling Fury brings a hopeful song to our ears. Recently, the group has released “50 Hearts,” which pays homage to the lives lost during the recent Orlando nightclub shootings at Pulse. Taking the situation to heart, My Darling Fury has shared their views and experience in the form of a song; one that will soothe your soul, and help many throughout these troubled times.
Their message is universal as singer Danny Reyes croons throughout the track. His vocals offer a bit of heaven, as it evokes emotion and grace. The soft instrumentation that surrounds is fitting, and makes one at peace. For My Darling Fury, the headline struck a chord, as it has with many, especially for lead singer and lyricist, Reyes. As a gay man with Latino roots, he had once called Florida home.
Their musical response is one that will echo throughout time as it calls for peace, nurturing, and the call of end of fear. In a statement made by the band, Reyes explains “There are times where being bolder would’ve resulted in criticism or ridicule, so I’ve diminished myself to avoid confrontation. I can’t let that happen anymore. There are times when I’ve been told I wasn’t that gay as if it were a compliment, and I’ve taken it as such. I can’t accept that within myself anymore, and I can’t let homophobia go unchallenged. That’s the part of me that I let go after the tragedy, and the part that lives on is bolder, fearless, more concentrated, gayer, fiercer, and stronger.”
My Darling Fury’s strong message is a call for not only peace and comforting, but for change as well. A message that should be universal. Hug your brothers and sisters tonight, as tomorrow is never promised; unfortunately.