Syd Hartha Schools us on the Freedom of Speech With Latest Single 'paruparo'
by Jace Amodo, November 21, 2019 12:12pm
Collage by Ahl Mirambel
More often than not, freedom of speech is taken for granted. Cyberbullying, fake news, mob mentality—the privilege to speak and share opinions has an immense amount of cons when it should be the opposite. It's an issue worth tackling, and indie OPM artist Syd Hartha steps up.
Syd Hartha shares to her beloved listeners how the power of words or even its absence can change situations and affect lives. She states that a bit of awareness towards the proper use of freedom of expression could lessen conflicts and ease up the understanding of similarities and differences of human beings.
"paruparo is a song to remind everyone to practice being responsible with our words and considerate of how others could take it. I am a strong believer that there is always a right time to speak and that some words are better left unsaid."
It's an admirable follow-up to her viral single "ayaw," a song about sexual harassment and the importance of consent. Syd Hartha doesn't feel the need to use the hugot formula for the sake of gaining a larger fanbase and more popularity easily.
Here's an 18-year-old artist among a myriad of rising music acts using their voices and talents to tackle the more pressing issues surrounding the country, which we all could use right now.
"I’m given the opportunity to share my music and help raise awareness on important issues affecting the country. Since then, when something isn’t right or needs to be addressed, I knew I had to do the best I could about it, and I do it mostly through my music."
Freedom of speech doesn't (and will never) mean freedom of all speech. It should be used to exchange ideas, not abuse; find a safe space, not a barricade; and make changes in society, not a backward progression. There is a fine line between speech that is helpful and another that's harmful.
"paruparo" has Syd's own musical and lyrical direction, released under Sony Music Entertainment. Stream "paruparo" on streaming and downloading platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes Store, and Deezer.