Hate for being who you are is something that many of us are familiar with experiencing. Learning to rise above the hate and continue shining is the message behind the newest self-love single from Brooke Josephson, “Rainbow.”
Brooke Josephson is a pop-singer songwriter from Warsaw, Indiana. A small town girl with big dreams, she packed up and moved NYC to be a singer and actress. She acted in All My Children (ABC), Bones (FOX), Disney’s Enchanted, and GOOD GIRLS (NBC). She is currently based out of Los Angeles, California.
Josephson was inspired to write “Rainbow” off her upcoming EP Showin’ Up, after an encounter with her daughter who was upset about not being accepted by her friends. “After putting her to bed that night, I had a hard time falling asleep thinking about how painful her day had been getting dumped by her best friend and started writing the lyrics for Rainbow” says Josephson.
“As I was writing, the lyric from an old Harry Chapin song popped into my head, “There’s so many colors in the rainbow, so many colors in the morning sun, so many colors in the flowers, and I see everyone.” Josephson took these inspirations and transformed them into a powerful reminder that “there’s no shame in shining when they rain on your parade.”
Check Out the Video for “Rainbow” Here:
After listening to “Rainbow” and watching the music video, I fell in love with both. I think the meaning behind “Rainbow” is extremely important to people of all ages, genders, sexual identities, and so on. There’s always gonna people who are jealous of your happiness and will try to take it away from you. The best revenge is to face them with kindness and show them that their words don’t affect you.
When listening to this song, I can’t help but be reminded of one of my favorite new P!nk songs “All I Know So Far.” The song was written for P!nk’s daughter Willow and is an advice song to her. One of the most standout lyrics is “Let them drag you through hell, they can’t tell you to change who you are. That’s all I know so far.” I think the song matches perfectly with Jospehson’s “Rainbow” and shares the message of rising above hate and never letting people try to change who you are.