R&B Singer Darius Scott hopes to make his late father proud sharing his new single, “Big Brave Man.”
Darius originally wrote the touching record months after his dad died on Father’s Day last year.
“I wanted to let him know how much I had grown in the year since he transitioned,” he shared in a press release. “Losing him left a gaping hole in my life, and even though I had grown, that empty space hadn’t filled back up, it was merely expanding.”
“I had to be so strong taking care of him in the months leading up to his death, ” he said. “I recognize now that it’s kind of hard to feel brave in the absence of your heroes. I wrote this song for those who’ve lost, and for those who still have heroes to hold on to.”
Scott released the single ahead of Father’s Day to commemorate fathers who have passed away or are not within arm’s reach and more importantly, “to celebrate black fatherhood with COVID hitting minority communities the hardest, along with the social injustices that have been occurring.”
After years as a producer and vocalist, Scott found himself on NBC’s The Voice under Pharrell Williams. He went on to produce and write songs for Chance the Rapper, Vic Mensa, Kirk Franklin, and Chika, as well as release his 2018 Young debut.
By Rachel George
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