Since it is December 21st, I felt this was the best song to share. If you are active on Twitter, you know that today is a special day. For those of you who began the day with new powers, congratulations! For those who did not, well, you can enjoy Kirby’s Superpower, a new single released last month featuring D. Smoke.
Even if this is not the superpower you were expecting today, but it is the superpower that you need. This song is full of soul and contains encouraging words of black empowerment. Kirby, who has worked with big named artist such as Rihanna, Kanye West, and Beyoncé, used this song to explain how powerful we are. Basically, our superpowers come from our shared identity and background.
“I wonder who I would be, had I grown up believing that being black is a Superpower… Believing that instead of capes, we were given skin that’s so varied and complex; we can be dark as the night or bright as the sun. This song is for the melaninated superheros 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.”Kirby on creating “Superpower”
The Memphis born artist refers to herself as a “song therapist.” Although I’m not sure if the nickname comes from the therapeutic feeling you get when listening to her music, it seems fit. Since coming across the new single, I have listened countless times and shared it with friends. The song has already made its rounds on the internet and is currently being played on a number of channels on Stationhead, including our own.