Irish R&B singer Erica Cody has released her Love & Light EP. We asked her the BIG questions . . .
Her brand of classic 90s vibes has seen support from leading tastemakers such as Ones To Watch and Notion Magazine and the London Times called her one of Ireland's most promising artists in their coveted 30 Under 30.
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Erica says the new EP is "a love letter to those we are closest to but are finding difficult to love the most. It’s about loving yourself, trusting the journey of healing, boundaries and also knowing it’s possible to love from a distance while protecting your peace.
"It’s seeing light at the end of what can be our darkest moments. We grow through what you go through, and vulnerability accompanies growth."
Erica is also an integral part of Irish Women In Harmony, a collaborative group that released a version of The Cranberries’ Dreams - orchestrated by Grammy nominated artist RuthAnne Cunningham.
It saw 40 of Ireland’s leading female artists join forces to support Safe Ireland in an effort to end domestic abuse and coercive control in Ireland.
She plays the New Year's Day Concert at Dublin Castle on January 1, 2022.
Tell us three things about yourself?
I’m a very loyal, spontaneous Leo that tends to wear my heart on my sleeve.
How would you describe your music?
R&B pop with a 90s’ flavour.
Who are your musical inspirations?
Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys.
What was the first gig you ever went to and the first record you ever bought/downloaded?
Justin Timberlake in the point was my first ever gig when I was seven! Pretty sure it was his Justified album that was my first!
What’s your favourite song right now?
Point and Kill by Little Simz & Obongjayar.
Favourite lyric of all time?
"I am not my hair, I am not this skin, I am the soul that lives within" - I Am Not My Hair by India.Arie.
If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life what would it be?
Weak by SWV or I Am Not My Hair by India.Arie.
Where can people find your music/more information?
Spotify, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter.