WILL RELEASE HER THIRD STUDIO ALBUM CLIMB
ON MARCH 3, 2017 VIA VP RECORDS (Pre-Order Now)
Today (1.13), the Reggae Songstress Drops the Album’s First Single
“Trueversation” feat. Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley
The Jamaican award-winning singer, songwriter and social activist 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.
Today (1.13), fans can pre-order Climb as well as purchase the album’s first single “Trueversation” feat. Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley. A music video for the song will follow next week.
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.
“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.