Dan Owen Challenges Men’s Mental Health Stereotypes With ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ | Music News


Acclaimed Shrewsbury singer-songwriter Dan Owen continues to captivate listeners once again with his powerful new single “Boys Don’t Cry”.


“Boys Don’t Cry” is a moving pop ballad with real depth and integrity. Owen’s raw passion is palpable, the voice alone can command any song as an awe-inspiring centrepiece.


Trying to promote the notion of mental health, “Boys Don’t Cry” comes with a powerful new video that explores the normalisation of displays emotions and challenging the mental health stereotypes in men, with the protagonist is at war with his own thoughts and emotions, desperately seeking a sense of release and resolution.


Reflecting on the release, Dan shared: “We still live by the same old concept of what guys should be like. Boys and men shouldn’t be vulnerable, they’re expected to go on as if nothing happened – even when it tears them apart inside. But if you don’t deal with your problems, internally you turn into stone, until eventually you completely break down. It is something that stretches across all layers of society – and it’s humiliating.”


Already seeing success with his 2018 debut album Stay Awake With Me, amassing 60M streams to date, Dan Owen takes a bold step with “Boys Don’t Cry” and it is surely pushing the narrative around this artist forward




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