Boys Don’t Cry
A heartbreak anthem for boys who don’t cry.
Australian indie artist, Saint Barae, portrays the queer experience with the dreamy sounds of indie pop and the grittiness of punk rock. His sound draws from today’s artists such as Conan Gray, Caroline Polachek, Rina Sawayama, and the 1975. His first single, “It Takes Two,” features Newbyy and dropped in 2020. Afterwards, he went on to release a more, including “Edge of Nowhere” and “Hollow.” As he continues to release his music, Barae delves into darker themes such as heartbreak, religious trauma, and mental health. Barae dropped his first EP Angel Armour in 2021, then followed up with “Think About Us” and “Heaven.” His discography is available on Spotify, YouTube, and SoundCloud. Saint Barae recently dropped his latest single, “Boys Don’t Cry.”
“Boys Don’t Cry” is an edgy indie pop haze with heartaches of guitar strums echoing throughout. Fans can listen to Barae bear through his heartbreak and even draw parallels to their own lives. As he sings, the master of music explains how he dreams of fading away from a world of heartbreak. However, though he’s suffering, he plasters a fake smile and copes with the saying he grew up with. This song explores the male perspective of heartbreak and shows us we can’t think men emotionless. We see they can’t express their emotions and are told to toughen up instead. Really, this hit narrows down exactly what it means to have people tell you the same thing your whole life. In the end, they can let the emotion out, or they stay silent. So, embrace your inner heartache and feel your emotions with Saint Barae’s “Boys Don’t Cry.”
Mya Whyte is a multimedia journalist. She is an entertainment writer and hopes she goes into entertainment news in the future.