The (mostly) girl band, Those Darlins, celebrates their inner boys in this song, “Be Your Bro,” from their new album, Screws Get Loose.
Those Darlins – Nikki, Jessi, and Kelley, all with the shared stage surname Darlin – also include male drummer Linwood Regensburg.
While the focus of the song and video is straight – record label PR said the girls “land somewhere to the left of center on the Kinsey Scale” – there’s plenty of grrl-power eye-candy in the video to enjoy. The sentiment of the song is tomboy bonding, which I appreciate, even if these girls won’t grow up to be the dapper butches I love.
In fact, the song reminds me – in spirit, not style – of Dar Williams‘ “When I Was a Boy,” a song that always makes me cry a little.