The award-winning singer, songwriter and social activist Queen Ifrica returns with her new studio album Climb.
Queen Ifrica calls for global change on her third studio album Climb, available March 3, 2017 via VP Records. Queen Ifrica will debut new material from the album tomorrow (1.14) at Jamaica’s annual Rebel Salute festival.
Her exacting lyrics and strong female voice have earned her the nick name “Fyah Muma.” Her new album speaks to a mother’s concerns for the family: communication, peace, justice, truth and love.
The lyrical crusader calls for global change on the album and rallies comrades like Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley on the opening hip-hop tinged track “Truvosation.”
Watch Queen Ifrica’s “Trueversation” ft. Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley OMV:
Throughout Climb, she touches on key social issues. The soul-tinged reggae track “I Can’t Breathe” rails against ongoing police brutality in America; the ska flavored “Rebellion” name checks uprisings across several continents that have secured rights and improved the lives of many marginalized individuals. This sentiment is reinforced on “Battlefield”, which warns “we never yield, its war on the battlefield, if you nah hear you ah go feel.”
She also continues to uplift the younger generation. Queen’s beautifully sung lyrics encourage perseverance during hard times on the title track and she reveals two of her greatest motivational sources, her mother and grandmother on “Ask Me Granny.” On “Black Woman” she implores young ladies to know their worth and not be swayed by objectifying trends in popular culture.
The reggae album covers the subjects of police brutality in the black community and on the song Black Woman she implores young ladies to know their worth and not be swayed by objectifying trends in popular culture. This is mess age music from a veteran performer.
Her sound is unmistakable and the lyrics stay with you.
“These songs come to me as I am watching the world; I see myself as a social worker that uses music as my tool, because music is the greatest weapon to impact societal change, to help young people to understand themselves.” Ifrica says.