Dawg Gone Davis – Love’s Boss

The newest single from Rebecca DGD is in line with her previous work. It’s zany satire, and at times, slightly ribald. The middle-aged Housewife began her recording career a bit later than most, but she’s approaching her 7th year, now, as a recording artist. Formerly known as DawgGoneDavis, Rebecca has chosen to combine her legal name and her stage name. She’s hear to prove that her stylings are fashionable at any age, and she can be surprisingly hysterical at times. On “Love’s Boss” Rebecca covers everything from smoking weed, to hooking up, and does so unapologetically.

There’s a strong element of Ska to “Love’s Boss” and it adds to the song’s carefree vibe. This could be attributed to producer, Hellmut Wolf. Rebecca connected with him a few years ago, and the collaboration has proven to be an organic one. Chago Williams penned the lyrics for the track, but it’s not entirely clear if he wrote all of Rebecca’s lines. She delivers every word with a sassy alacrity, and like her or not, you won’t instantly forget her.

As it goes with most music rooted in humor, “Love’s Boss,” will either resonate or it won’t. There’s an undeniable sense of musicality on the piece, thanks to Rebecca’s band, but it’s clear that she is the featured act. Cyndi Lauper once said that she didn’t care if people thought she was a good singer or not, she was still going to do it. Rebecca DGD is at a point in her life, where other people’s opinion of her,  doesn’t seem to amount to much. She’s put her dreams where her money is, and she can now say she has no regrets.

Love’s Boss” is a truly well conceived and performed track. It’s more layered than you might expect, and while that could be out of necessity, it’s nonetheless an entertaining ride. When you finish listening, you are likely to conclude that not only is it well-imagined, but it’s also brimming with passion. Even if it what she does is tongue-in-cheek, you can tell that Rebecca is serious about her music career. She most certainly doesn’t phone it in, even if her entire premise is unorthodox at best. Odds are, you’re going to walk away with a newfound respect for her after hearing “Love’s Boss.”

Love’s Boss,” makes me curious to see what Rebecca does next. As aforementioned, she gets a bit adult oriented at certain points in the song. With references to cigarettes and marijuana, Rebecca DGD is no prude, or at least the persona she adapts as a performer is not. At certain points in the song, you tend to sense that Rebecca is compensating for a childhood fraught with rigidity. It’s as if we are witnessing her at the peak of her liberation, and now she is a woman with few to no inhibitions. Perhaps more than anything else, Rebecca DGD has come to ask, exactly who made you, “Love’s Boss?”

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