LazeReggae can officially confirm that Queen Ifrica’s long awaited third album details have been revealed. VP Records recently published details about the album titled Climb. To be released in January 2017:
On her second album for VP Records, Climb, Queen Ifrica’s activism takes on a decidedly global approach: the 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, a sentiment that’s reinforced on “Battlefield”, which warns “we never yield, its war on the battlefield, if you nah hear you ah go feel.”
“Maybe because of my patriotism I have tended to (lyrically) focus on Jamaica but I am evolving and on this album, I am singing about struggles whereever people find themselves,” says the Queen. “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.”
The conscious reggae queen who is set to rock the stage at the Safaricom Stadium in Nairobi on December 11th on an event dubbed Jamhuri Reggae Festival alongside, King Shango- Capleton, has remained vocal and grounded to the musical calling.
Her songs have been like a mirror for the society to look upon and question itself over many issues, be it crime, girl-child agenda or even corruption.
The queen’s new album contains 15 hard-hitting tracks. With the likes of producers Warren and Damian Marley, this is a masterpiece.
Her debut album Fyah Muma was released in 2007 and since seven years (Montego Bay released in 2009) the fans are looking forward to the follow up.
Perhaps her Kenyan fans will be lucky to sample some of the new hits off the upcoming album when she touches down in Africa ready to perform in December.
Photos and additional info credited to Reggaeville.
Laze Reggae every Tuesday 3pm (Kenya) 8am (EST) and every Thursdays 4pm (Kenya) 9am (EST) only on www.wgRADIO.fm