Diet culture, no matter what way you dress it, is everywhere. And another thing? It’s toxic. Dispelling its presence with her cutting new single, Brye unveils “Diet Culture” — a perfectly nuanced perspective of the folly around conversations about food.
Opening with Brye’s distinctive production style that feels gentle yet all-consuming at once, the Chicago-native artist blends indecipherable sounds that amass to an instrumental that scratches the itch of our eardrums. Matter-of-factly confronting her own inner dialogue when food is brought into conversation, Brye sheds a light on the tumultuous relationship people have with their bodies — and how our habits to make light of the matter breed further insecurities in others.
In a bid to switch this narrative, Brye is seen in the lyric video leaving her darkest thoughts laid bare over an image of a torso — its stretch marks traced by glitter. Forfeiting her pillow-like vocals for a deeper tone, she asserts a healthier mantra to live by — eradicating the false narratives that make up the shape of her body, instead finding acceptance in herself exactly as she is.
Though she may be a self-confessed “professional cry baby”, Brye proves that whilst she may fall victim to her own emotions, they are also the vehicle with which she drives forward her untameable lyrical prowess. With Brye’s undeniable relatability already garnering over 70 million Spotify streams to date, we all willingly join the artist on a journey of self-love, body positivity and mind-melting soundscapes.
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