In her model new music, ‘Make You,’ launched on July 7, Lindsay Ell made a heartbreaking confession about being raped when she was 13 — and the lyrics are completely gut-wrenching.

With simply weeks to go till the discharge of her new document, Coronary heart PrincipleLindsay Ell, 31, dropped a brand new music from the album on July 7. The monitor, “Make You,” is her most private and emotional music thus far. On the music, Lindsay reveals she was sexually assaulted as a teen, and opens up about how troublesome the state of affairs has been for her to beat within the years since.

The story begins from the very first line of the music, when Lindsay croons, “13, staring within the mirror, you continue to look so harmless however that was all gone yesterday.” Different lyrics embody, “You’ll really feel soiled, you’ll really feel responsible for what was completed to you” and “If you’re damaged previous what a damaged coronary heart can take, the cracks’ll heal however you’ll all the time really feel the break, and that’s what’s gonna make you.” Lindsay purposely selected July 7 because the music’s launch date, because it’s World Forgiveness Day.


“Forgiving individuals in our previous is a big factor for no matter motive,” she admitted to Folks. “However forgiving your self is so vital. There’s an unimaginable quantity of therapeutic that may occur and it may’t occur till you possibly can really open up that forgiveness on your personal coronary heart.” Within the interview, she additionally revealed that she was raped for a second time, when she was 21.

The primary assault was by a person in her church who was buddies with Lindsay’s household. She wasn’t in a position to divulge heart’s contents to her dad and mom about what occurred till she was 20 years previous. The nation singer didn’t go into element in regards to the second incident, however she did admit that it was “much more violent.”


Along with sharing her story, Lindsay has additionally launched the Make You Motion beneath the Neighborhood Basis of Center Tennessee. The group will help “at-risk youth, home abuse and sexual assault survivors.” Proceeds from “Make You” can even go to the Rape, Abuse & Incest Nationwide Community.

“By way of therapeutic we attain new ranges of honesty with ourselves and what made us who we’re,” Lindsay wrote on Instagram. “Our tales may also help create hope and alter for different survivors…and we are able to flip our ache into one thing good.” Her album, Coronary heart Principle, is due out on August 14.