premiere: r&b singer lorine chia ends black history month with a banger for ladies in “black girl magic”
By Sound Check
February 28, 2017
As Black History Month comes to a close, it seems like we need another anthem to celebrate Blackness and womanhood in its many manifestations. Lorine Chia agreed and her new jam “Black Girl Magic” is the perfect close to this bittersweet holiday. Lorine said, ”To honor this last day of Black History Month, I’m premiering my new single “Black Girl Magic” as a special tribute to black women everywhere. Throughout history, we have been under-appreciated and taken countless beatings, due to our gender and the color of our skin, and yet we still persevere and accomplish great things. Although the world doesn’t always give us the acknowledge we deserve, “Black Girl Magic” is meant as a celebration of our unique identity.” With slow, bass-heavy trapped out drums and a lingering, spacey vocals, it’s a modern rallying cry for Black women all over, featuring an assist by Billie Mitchell and production by Givyd.
Lorine went on to say, “To you, my fellow black girls: We need to appreciate ourselves and each other. Let’s reclaim our narrative. Keep going, push through, and show everyone how immaculate you are. Take pride in your heritage. You are powerful. You are valuable. You are special. No one can stop you, and don’t ever let anyone make you feel like you’re wrong for being so magical.” Let’s not let this month end without celebrating the magic within and around us. Press play on “Black Girl Magic” by Lorine Chia and Billie Mitchell.
By T. McLendon, AFROPUNK Contributor
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