“My Brother’s Keeper” Honors DaBaby’s brother Glenn Johnson.
Following the passing of his brother, DaBaby previewed a track from his new EP, My Brother’s Keeper on Instagram. Earlier this month DaBaby confirmed the tragic suicide of his brother, Glen Johnson, in a heartfelt post on his social media platforms. This past Wednesday, the Charlotte native dropped a 1 minute clip of “My Brother’s Keeper” proving that he is channeling his energy productively after the passing of his brother.
DaBaby has had a turbulent year with Johnson’s passing hanging over his head, and has recently been speaking more for people to pay attention to their mental health.
The EP drops today and features a photo of Johnson and DaBaby as small children. It is evident from the lyrics that Dababy is still hurting from the tragedy.
“I been hurt, ain’t got no feelings since we lost you Feel like a prisoner of my mind, no one to talk to Never let depression go unchecked, that shit’ll cost you“
Seven Tracks of Reflection
My Brother’s Keeper has seven tracks from Kirk highlighting the pain he has felt since his passing. DaBaby uses the songs to paint the experiences of growing up in a troubled situation and overcoming them for better days.
Dababy expresses love for his family, including the children of the late Glenn Johnson whom he vows to take care of going forward. There is an open frustration in songs like “Gucci Peacoat” where DaBaby talks about seeing signs of his brother’s suicidal thoughts.
There is a sense of pain and loss that comes from the My Brother’s Keeper EP and DaBaby was able to voice his thoughts fully for the first time since his passing. Throughout the project you can tell that DaBaby wanted to pay tribute to his brother the best way he knew which is his music.
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