For many, the rise of the #MeToo movement and its powerfully beautiful impact on the lives of sexual abuse survivors has lifted the veil on an issue some had believed would forever remain in the shadows.
Powered by Tarana Burke, the movement inspired millions around the globe to step into the light with their stories and name and shame their cowardly attackers with the full support of a now enlightened society.
As a result? A surge in interest for songs which deal with the topic thematically.
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Destiny’s Child ‘The Story of Beauty’ appears on the group’s third studio album ‘Survivor’ and tells the tale of a young girl who is molested by her step-father…an audacious creative move for the group.
Since then, the lesser-known track has powered sales of ‘Survivor’ by way of the critical acclaim it has received and made startling gains since the rise of #MeToo.
As of this week, the song has been streamed over 5 million times across all streaming platforms (1 million generated by unofficial user-generated videos placed on the likes of YouTube and Vimeo like the one below)- bolstered by music lovers who have turned to its lyrics in the wake of the movement.
879,786 of these streams were accrued on Spotify where the group has 9.4 million listeners per month while the rest of its gains spring from spins it earned on TIDAL, Deezer, Google Play, Pandora, LAST FM and XBox Music.
Don’t hold your head down low
You’ve got so much, so much
So much, so much, so much to be proud of
You can still live your life
I promise you you’ll survive
Girl I love you