To Be a Man by Dax is an electrifyingly vulnerable take on the hardships of being a man in the world that expects nothing but strength from him. The slow rap melody is filled to the brim with themes, meanings and a melody that clicks with you immediately. He has a narrative that has you gripped right from the start.
Dax brings to us a razor-sharp social commentary in a lyrical ballad that spits nothing but facts. The driving beat takes on issues of masculinity head on and it is unapologetic. The lyrics are moving and it will leave his listeners empowered and inspired. Right from the start, Dax weaves and guides us through the journey of circles that the world leaves men in, a cycle of abandonment and therefore having to make up for it as adults. He stands unflinching with a slow beat structure paired with tough and slow lyrics that highlight the mentioned issues immensely. The clean production that gave us this pop-rap number with a hint of R&B must be praised for their smooth mixing and mastering, it gives us a tune that is sure to leave a mark.
The song would be a wonderful addition to Fatherhood, starring Kevin Heart. The film grabs your heart by the collar and makes you feel the waves of emotions completely. Especially the emotional and beautiful instrumentals that the song has would work incredibly in the film. Dax’s talent for blending and producing genres delivers a powerful message. He tells us that as artists, we are limited only by ourselves. Go ahead and listen to this one-of-a-kind number that overflows with themes and meanings in the links attached below.