She’s been described as “a rock and roll diva” whose sunny disposition belies her edgy, rock-infused stage persona. Make no mistake: Kim Kline’s newest single lives up to that reputation.
The message at the heart of “Stand Tall”—at once timeless and timely—is one of resilience, fortitude, and pride. Keenly aware how the landscape of human interaction has changed with the advent of the Internet, social media and society itself, the song calls out the “hater behind the screen”: the online bully that most of us, unfortunately, have encountered.
Being treated badly, or judged unfairly, whether online or in real life, can damage self- worth and lead to feeling powerless; to fans old and new, the message of “Stand Tall” is straightforward, yet manifold: stand up—for yourself, for others, for what’s right— with no apologies, no doubt, and no looking back. Choose yourself, choose kindness, choose love, and the haters won’t have a chance.
But “Stand Tall” is more than an anthem against bullying; it’s a universal message of hope, strength, and human connectedness. We’re stronger when we stand together, and more resilient when we look forward rather than back. It’s a message you’ll want to put on “repeat.”
“Stand Tall” is available now on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and on her website.