♛ Queeen Dem ♛
With three albums under her belt, Harlieghblu, has become prolific on the live circuit, indeed. The Nottingham-based artist, one of the most dynamic lynchpins of the UK scene, enters the next phase of her career.
Harleighblu talks quite a bit about important issues that relate to today’s modern woman. Accordingly, the album kicks off with ‘Queeen Dem‘; inspired by popular poem “This is for the women who don’t give a fuck” by American writer Janne Robinson.
Grasping on strong female inspiration, Harleighblu admires powerful authoritative female music figures helping her develop on her authentic sounds. She took the fierce manifesto of the feminist activist and interpreted it her own way.
For this reason, she dedicates this song to all women, acknowledging the role they play in today’s world.
The empowering lyrics, driven by Bluestaeb’s impeccable production, notably give a nod to the 90’s era of boom-bap hip-hop. Following on from previous singles ‘Cake’ and ‘Present’, this release continues the pairs’ steady trajectory. Enabling them to maintain the impressive musical standard these musicians set for themselves.
‘She’ The Album
Their debut project “She” achieves a distinctive sound. Bluestaeb merges old school aesthetics with a new school attitude at the same time including organic instrumentation, progressive neo soul and beat heavy hip-hop. To say nothing of Harleighblu’s unique vocals, most notably push through the sonic boundaries of RnB.
Laced with nothing but glamour and funk, ’She’ is a 13-track stroke of excellence with vocal inspirations from the likes Nina Simone, Lauryn Hill to the electronica infusion synonymous with Mura Masa and Ta-ku.
Harleighblu and Bluestaeb continue to impress with their seamless musical chemistry and mutual passion for classic RnB and hip hop. ‘Queeen Dem’ provides a taste for what you’ll discover on their album, ‘She’.
RIYL: SZA, Jill Scott, Lauryn Hill