In #BOSSIPSounds news…
A Canadian songstress is tapping into her jazz and soul roots for a raw yet ferocious Hip-Hop/Soul power anthem with a self-made video. Chewii has released the visual for “Black Skin Lullaby” from her upcoming Black Skin Lullaby EP scheduled for an August 14th release.
Described as an “honest and raw” track, it’s a self-produced Hip-Hop/Soul song.
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When the movement sparked up, I rose with it and for two weeks I locked myself into the studio and immersed myself in the emotional grief of the moment and put all that emotion and pain into the creation of this project. I felt it was my duty as an artist, as Nina Simone once declared, to reflect the times. 'Black Skin Lullaby' is the second single from my upcoming EP (8/14) and I am so proud to share the visuals with you. Directed & Edited by @govales Styled by Chewii – Jumpsuit by @area Written & Performed by Chewii Music Produced by Chewii & @govales #BlackSkinLullaby #MusicVideo #BlackLivesMatter
Like her music, Chewi’s honest and unabashed. The Montreal native has never been afraid to express raw emotion through her music and is an advocate for individualism.
“As a Black woman, the decision to love yourself and to declare it proudly and loudly is in itself a radical act,” said Chewii. “Even if it makes others uncomfortable, I will love who I am and by doing so, I will inspire others to do the same.”
This artist was raised in a musical household by a Canadian mother and an American father. Growing up, young Chewii was surrounded by a plethora of sonic stimulation as jazz and soul music filled her house. She was heavily influenced by Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, and Lena Horne.
Chewii’s work, much like her, communicates her truth with unrestrained passion and power that is seldom seen in music today. Her rejection and opposition of the status-quo and her assertive attitude certainly stands out on her 2020 Single “State Of The Nation” – one that she produced and vocal engineered herself.
Chewii was publically praised and recognized for her 2017 single “PuNoni” which featured a special collaboration with KAYTRANADA and has drawn comparisons to Sade to Erykah Badu to F.K.A Twigs.
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My new song 'I Am A Black Woman' is OUT NOW! Link In Bio As a Black Woman, the decision to love yourself and to declare it proudly and loudly is in itself a radical act. Even if it makes others uncomfortable, I will love who I am and by doing so, I will inspire others to do the same. Lyrics: I am a black woman their blood runs through my veins their spirit guides me I am a black woman Through time and space universally I find my place where I’m s'pose to be I am a black woman their blood runs through my veins their spirit guides me I am a black woman #iamablackwoman #BlackSkinLullaby #chewii #newmusic
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