Jessye DeSilva Is A ‘Firecracker’ With New Song (Review)
In a time when LGBTQ+ rights are being stripped away, a song like Jessye DeSilva’s “Firecracker” is a necessary salve. Over rumbling guitars, the singer-songwriter marches forward in the face of anger and vitriol. They’ve come this far, and they’re not about to turn back now.
“I’m not a pansy / I am no shrinking violet / I will not pander to the whims of your disdain,” sings DeSilva, resolute and unwavering. “All of your anger, and all your self-loathing rage / Cannot withstand the multitudes that I contain.”
The intensity with which DeSilva barks their lyrics is invigorating. It’s enough to strike a resonant chord within the listener, perhaps even encouraging them to challenge their own beliefs. “Come at me with your anger / Come at me with your slander,” DeSilva yelps in the chorus. “’Cuz I’m a little firecracker / And I’ll be standing when your rage crumbles to dust.”
“Firecracker,” a solo write, is ripped from DeSilva’s brand new album, Renovations, out everywhere July 14.
Listen to “Firecracker” below.
DeSilva has been slowly building up to what promises to be their best record for some time. Renovations comes on the heels of 2022’s Landscapes, the latest in a string of releases that began with Hoarfrost and Crocus Shoots in 2019. The new album is also sampled with “Dysphoria” and “Proud and Lonely.”