A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that this tune is a clean spin on the classic break-up song. Without swearing or making mature references, Shontelle describes how the object of her affections has left her brokenhearted: "Tell them I was happy and my heart is broken, all my scars are open / Tell them what I hoped would be impossible, impossible." Teens experiencing their first heartbreak will relate.
What's the story?
IMPOSSIBLE is the R&B single by Shontelle, the talented female singer out of Barbados who's friends with another vocal superstar from the same country -- Rihanna. Unlike her friend, however, Shontelle keeps this break-up tune extra clean. She avoids graphic language or adult content in favor of pure-and-simple emotional honesty. Sample lyrics include: "And now when all is done, there is nothing to say \
Is it any good?
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the similarities and differences between Shontelle and her friend and fellow artist, Rihanna. How does Shontelle's clean, honest song about a failed relationship compare to the tunes on Rihanna's latest record, many of which reference her violent relationship with Chris Brown?
If you could talk to Shontelle, what advice would you give her about trying to get over her break-up?