Where I’m at, school has already begun. As luck would have it, my town’s public transportation system decided to let students 18 and under ride it for free with a flash of their school ID. My once quiet and peaceful rides on the bus are now overflowing with the loud, obnoxiousness of the local high school students. I’ll live, though. But in this inevitable, forced closeness, I’ve realized that the restart of school has subsequently meant the restart of hazing for some. For those who are unfortunately being ostracized for their differences, Lisa Froment’s “Fly” thankfully provides some much-needed hope for a better future.
Inspired by her own children, “Fly” was created as a tool of empowerment for those struggling with their own differences and being bullied for said differences. The melody of the song gives listeners a bountiful hope while the opening verse is quite melancholic. A bright piano begins to play while Froment sings the first verse; “Somebody, somewhere, hear me say / I don’t think I’ll make another day / I’m down, and bruised”. This paints the picture of someone who is already in the process of being bullied, no longer wanting to put up with it. After this, Froment quickly changes the lyrical tone with the chorus – making the lyrics match the uplifting melody. From there on, the lyrics not only tell listeners to embrace their differences but to know that there are others out there who not only adore you but are willing to ensure “you’re not alone” during this difficult time, too. At the end of the day, showing solidarity is what will guarantee that victims of bullying will thrive and soar, or “Fly” as Froment puts it.
Ontario native, Lisa Froment, is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Music is an inherited trait from both sides of the artist’s family. So, it came as no surprise when she picked up guitar playing by ear at 12 – an extremely impressive feat. The artist’s music is influenced by a wide range of genres from pop to rap; but the artist will always have a soft spot for 80’s rock. Attesting to their love of rock, Froment even formed the gothic-rock band, Fragmented Mind. Now as a solo artist, “Fly” is the fifth single Froment has released and she has plans to release more in the upcoming future. While we wait for more, listeners can always show the artist some virtual love in the form of streams, likes, and follows.
Written By Giavanna Gradaille
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