STORRY Releases New Song “Intimate Abuse”
- Canadian singer-songwriter Dina Koutsouflakis, aka STORRY released a new song “Intimate Abuse” along with a music video on June 23, 2022.
The song is her first music since the 2020 album “CH III: The Come Up” and EP “Interlude-19”.
It was written by Dina Koutsouflakis, Tadhg Daly, and Dustin Dooley, who also produced the track.
The accompanying music video was directed by Karimah Zakia Issa.
STORRY explained, “Being in an abusive relationship and later finding a new relationship with someone who shows nothing but love, safety, and honesty can be quite confusing at first. Especially if all you've ever known is this dark abusive idea of what 'love' is. A lot of time, you don't even trust yourself, and yet this person sees all the best qualities in you.”
She continued, “With 'Intimate Abuse,' I wanted to write a song about how I often don't feel worthy of the love, time, and energy that my partner shows me. Sometimes I have slumps of depression or my trauma creeps back up on me and I'm like, 'Why the hell does this person want to stay with me and deal with all this crap?' I'm learning about love, and damn, it's a magical thing.”
- She said, “Abuse doesn't always make you feel terrible all of the time. Its very fabric is designed to be a rollercoaster ride with a singular person who often is the closest to you, since they usually alienate you from your support system. I think if more people knew that, they'd recognize the pattern of abuse earlier and be able to leave some bad situations sooner.”
She continued, “I've lived too many lives. Got naked for too many men. Got too many reasons to hide. I thought that because I'd lived such an intense life being coerced into the sex industry, working as an exotic dancer and literally getting naked for a lot of people, it made me feel 'less-than.' Even well-meaning family members would tell me not to share my experiences because there's a lot of shame and victim-blaming when it comes to abuse and the sex industry.”
She added, “I'm glad I've continued to be authentic with my truth and now am in a beautiful, healthy, loving relationship. It's real, my friends, it's out there!”
Photo by Karimah Zakia Issa
- source : Apple Music