When writing Braver, I didn’t want to dwell on the sadness and terror of domestic violence, but rather empower women with the knowledge they are “braver than they believe” themselves to be. That there is no shame for them and they can reach out and make a change.
The lyrics – “a superman standing tall, they don’t see him when you fall to the ground,” highlights the fact that perpetrators of domestic violence, may often appear to be very fine “gentle” men in our communities and not show any signs of being capable of aggression or abuse. . . until it’s behind closed doors.