Catharsis will take whatever road is open, and sometimes it is a personal tragedy, a physical injury that forces us into an introspective place. Other times, it is the ongoing experiment that is love that takes a turn we didn’t expect, where we are left with the choice of either being permanently broken, or finding a way to love our own flaws.
What is clear about this song is the complicated nature of codependence, and that although the ideal of what is masculine and what isn’t has perhaps served us well, it is more than time to invent a new paradigm around mutual respect and honesty.
I just want to be a good man to a good woman like you
DL Rossi took his year of heartbreak and peppered it with the sound of Nashville roots: the acoustic drums, dirty guitar, the B3, all create an extension of the alt-country sound, joining the classic synergy of a band-sound like Wilco with the quirky-cool folk flavor of Hayes Carll.
You don’t need a man to take care of you. You’re a fine woman and you know just what to do.
Good Woman, the latest single from Nashville’s DL Rossi, is the Americana-flavored anthem to love that puts gender equality at the front of the conversation, because that is where it belongs.
DL Rossi is a singer-songwriter from Detroit, MI who now lives in East Nashville. This song is featured on our Roots Collection playlist.