Thanks to Riot Act for including "The Witness" (title track of my latest album) in this feature.
‘The Witness’ comes with a strong content warning for sexual assault and child abuse. In the song, Dorothy-Jane holds nothing back, expressing the deep and fundamental betrayal of a loved one. It’s the title track from Dorothy-Jane’s new album, a collection of beautifully and starkly recorded folk and blues songs in which the artist often chooses to place her subject front and centre, unrestrained by metaphor or allusion.
While this song is not for the faint-hearted, it is a vital listen for those who might not have grappled with the disaster and destruction of abuse.