Erica Cody Makes One for the Queens

On Erica Cody’s “Queen,” the Irish singer talks about fixing the crown of other women who may be knocked down by society or even a bit of self-doubt. I’m here for this type of positive energy, since it’s rare these days to have it spelled out as such. Not that there’s anything wrong with being a boss or a badass bitch 9/10 times. Truly, there’s not, as there’s a time and a place for everything. Not everyone needs to subscribe to one set form of self-congratulation.

That said, sometimes you’ve got to let people know that your presence is a present and you’re royalty in your own unique way. That’s what Cody does throughout the powerful “Queen,” where she tells her listener that they’ve got the whole world in their hands and not to focus on the BS because that’s stuff that can be found anywhere. Sonically, Cody reminds me of a ’90s R&B songstress, kind of like a Faith Evans. In other words, she can sing well and also has her finger on the pulse of what it takes to make a hit song.

To me, that’s what “Queen” is: an undeniable hit that also doubles as an anthem for women everywhere. Check out the song below and remember to support dope music in all its forms.

Speed on the Beat

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