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DUPREE’s latest single is the stuff Catholic hits are made of

J-P Mauro - published on 03/20/22

The mother/son duo weaves clever lyrics around an impressive guitar solo in "He Can Do Anything."

The sensational mother/son duo, DUPREE, is back in 2022 with a brand new release. Their new single, “He Can Do Anything,” is a pop-rock song of faith with a memorable hook and a gripping guitar solo. 

DUPREE broke into the Catholic music scene in 2020 and have been releasing hit music ever since. Their last single, “Can You Feel It (Change Gonna Come),” released in late 2021, has already garnered over 100,000 streams on Spotify and their channel enjoys nearly 5,000 monthly listeners. This is no mean feat for a band just out of their sophomore year.

Family

As a Catholic band, DUPREE is the whole package. With songs written by the mother and son team, Lauren and Dylan Dupree place family values at the center of their focus. Their familial bond acts as a constant harmony with their songs, which are bolstered by the virtuoso talent of Dylan behind the guitar. 

DUPREE revels in the close connection of their family, but they are also quick to acknowledge that we are all part of the Catholic family. They use their music and the love they share in their family as a vehicle to spread the message of communion in faith. Lauren Dupree mused to Aleteia: 

“As Catholic recording artists, we evangelize using our high energy music to bring everyone together. Our mother/son dynamic encourages everyone to feel like they matter and they belong as brothers and sisters in Christ.”

The music

“He Can Do Anything” is a perfectly molded pop song, with concise lyrics that hail the power of God to change the world. One of our favorite lines is “He can turn mountains into molehills,” which is followed by “make your grass a little greener.” In this, DUPREE is calling attention to the change in perspective that faith in God can bring. 

To turn “make a mountain out of a molehill” is to exaggerate a circumstance so that it seems much worse than it is. Similarly, the old adage “The grass is always greener on the other side” speaks of the all too human tendency to desire more out of life and compare our own fortunes with those of others. 

Here, DUPREE cleverly explains that a firm trust in God can bring peace and satisfaction on their own. God is the one who changes our perspectives to shrink the mountains back into mole hills and allow us to see just how green our own grass is, rather than pine over what we think may be better. It is an excellent use of subtext that makes the song all the more memorable. 

Dylan explained that his solo was tailored to promote these ideas as well. Standing in as a musical symbol of the almighty power of God, he rips through intricate guitar licks that add a certain urgency to the song. It brings to mind the millennia-old Catholic tradition of utilizing the most prodigious and virtuous music to better praise the name of God. Dylan said of the solo: 

“We wrote this song to encourage those that can use a reminder that anything is possible with God. When you hear that electric guitar solo just know that I was thinking about how things are going to get better and how others will feel the same way when they hear it. He can do anything.”

Hear more from DUPREE on YouTube. Then check out their Spotify page to hear more.

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