Indigo De Souza is back with a new single, ‘You Can Be Mean’, a track that powerfully encapsulates the importance of self-care and protecting your body and spirit. The release follows-up on previous singles ‘Smog’ and ‘Younger & Dumber’.
The LA-based singer-songwriter wrote ‘You Can Be Mean’ about a toxic experience she had with a manipulative and abusive person. Describing the experience, De Souza said: “I had a history of putting myself in toxic situations and pining for validation from people who treated me poorly. I was stuck in some delusion that I could help abusive people through their trauma and teach them to love me in the way I deserved.”
“I wrote this song when I finally realized that I could choose not to allow harmful behavior into my life, and that there is a deep, deep importance in protecting the body and spirit. I stopped caring about validation from assholes, stopped thinking it was my responsibility to help them, and started caring for myself in a real way.”
“Once I made that switch in my psyche, I began to manifest truly loving, safe, kind, and communicative people into my life. Being loved in the way I deserve begins with loving myself in the way I deserve. Boundaries are so important. The body is a sacred and fragile thing and it deserves every ounce of care.”
The new track is taken from De Souza’s upcoming album All Of This Will End, which was recorded at Drop of Sun Studios with producer and engineer Alex Farrar. The album is the follow-up to 2021’s ‘Any Shape You Take’. Speaking of the release, the artist said: “All of This Will End feels more true to me than anything ever has. I was finally able to trust myself fully.”