She may have gotten her start as a songwriter behind some major pop artists, but KIRBY is more than ready to take her turn in the spotlight. The vocalist and writer has provided songs for artists like Rihanna, Beyoncé, Kanye West, Paul McCartney, and more, yet recently, she has stepped out as an impressive solo artist in her own right, with a heavy dose of powerful activism to boot. Following the release of her debut EP Sis back in January, which was produced by Homer Steinweiss and the team behind Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black, KIRBY has returned with a grooving new single “Superpower,” which features a touching theme and a guest verse from rapper D Smoke.
“Superpower” features captivating production with a patient beat, popping bass lines, and gorgeous, shimmering harmonic pads from producer Spencer Stewart, whose infectious vibes provide a sturdy foundation for KIRBY and D Smoke’s moving words about imagining a world where being black is a superpower. The duo has effortless chemistry, with D Smoke’s slippery, rhythmic flow providing a worthy counterpart to KIRBY’s soaring melodies.
In a press release, KIRBY underscores the impactful significance of the track with the statement, “This song is for the melanated superheroes who walk this earth. Your skin is not your burden, your skin is not your curse, your skin is not your choice, but it is your superpower.” With its engrossing music and stunning, eloquent lyrics and vocal delivery, “Superpower” shows that KIRBY is an absolute force as a solo artist with an incredibly bright future.
"Superpower" is available to stream or download here.