Award-winning Jamaican singer, songwriter and social activist Queen Ifrica calls for global change on her third studio album Climb, is now available today March, 3rd via VP Records https://ifrica.lnk.to/Climb
The album addresses social issues with a distinct voice of a mother, a sister, a strong black woman. The song “Black Woman” addresses young women with an appeal to know their worth and not be swayed by objectifying trends in popular culture. The song will be promoted as a part of International Day of the Woman, March 8th. Her music is designed to uplift people of all generations through inspired lyrics, encouraging perseverance in hard times. Her motivation to climb is revealed in the song “Ask Me Granny,” that speaks of two of her greatest sources of strength, her mother and grandmother.
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.”
“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 more,” Ifrica says.
The power of her music is apparent on Climb and is only surpassed by a live performance from Queen Ifrica.