Nigerian-Canadian artist Dax has joined forces with the legendary Darius Rucker to create a deeply moving song titled “To Be A Man.” The track delves into the intricacies of manhood, providing a heartfelt exploration of the challenges and expectations that men encounter throughout their lives.
The song opens with a powerful chorus by Dax: “I can’t hide myself I don’t expect you to understand I just hope I can explain What it’s like to be a man It’s a lonely road, and they don’t care about what you know It’s not about how you feel but what you provide inside that home.”
Darius Rucker follows with a poignant verse: “Being a man is what you make it You can’t always live up to expectations You try to please everybody while you struggle, so you fake it And end up out of balance compromising situations As a good man A do-what-he-should man A give-everything-he-has and do-everything-he-could man You might find yourself feeling all alone Inside a house you built that you don’t recognize as home.”
The song addresses the emotional and psychological challenges faced by men as they navigate their roles and responsibilities. Dax and Darius Rucker’s collaboration provides a powerful platform for exploring these complexities, ultimately encouraging dialogue about the emotional well-being of men.
Dax shared his experience of working on the song, saying, “I traveled to Nashville to complete this and had the pleasure of working with the legend Darius Rucker. I’m still in shock. This one is deep and means a lot to me.”
“To Be A Man” is a song that will resonate with many and offers a powerful reminder of the importance of addressing the emotional and mental health of men.