Ireland’s R&B queen Erica Cody is back with her new single entitled… well, ‘Queen’.
Cody’s brand of classic 90s vibes have seen support from leading tastemakers such as Ones To Watch (US) and Notion Magazine – with the Times (UK) naming her one of Ireland’s most promising artists in their coveted ‘30 under 30’ ranking. The singer exudes a confidence that has seen her perform at Primavera Pro, Ireland’s National Concert Hall, and share the stage with living legends like En Vogue. And, if being a leading figure in the Irish music scene wasn’t enough, the singer is also a prominent campaigner championing Irish female talent and issues around racism and equality in Ireland. In short, this woman is a boss; a sentiment that is affirmed with every soulful bar and stomping beat of ‘Queen’.
Cody’s previous single premiered with BBC radio and was credited as her “most confident release to date”, but that was before the world heard ‘Queen’. The track is delivered with a stunning vocal performance that just oozes a sense of poise and assurance, further testimony to this rising star’s artistic evolution. In the artist’s own words, ‘Queen’ is a love letter to her younger self – “Comparison is the thief of joy. Be you FOR you while unapologetically yourself. You control your own happiness, so make your happiness happen. Live your life for you, don’t pay attention to the bullshit, it’s a distraction. Your time is on the way, stay patient, persistent and authentic. Everything else will follow.”
‘Queen’ is taken from Cody’s forthcoming EP, coming in October. The artist is also an integral part of Irish Women In Harmony, a collaborative group that first released a version of The Cranberries’ ‘Dreams’ – orchestrated by Grammy nominated artist RuthAnne Cunningham. It saw 40 of Ireland’s leading female artists join forces to support Safe Ireland in an effort to end domestic abuse and coercive control in Ireland. The song has over 10 million plays across platforms and counting, it seems whatever Cody touches turns to gold. With a truly dazzling positive outlook and an unrivalled work ethic, Erica Cody’s rise looks destined to reach the heights of R&B royalty that she deserves.
‘Queen’ is out Friday September 24th.