Alicai Harley talks ‘The Red Room Intro’ EP, Women in music & staying true, Interview W/ Lucy Harvey
Alicai Harley spoke to Unity Radio’s Lucy Harvey on International Women’s Day about her brand new EP ‘The Red Room Intro (Yard Gyal Inna Britain)’ out now on all streaming platforms. The dancehall artist discusses her journey as a women in music and how she is staying true to her values and authentic to her Jamaican roots.
She said: “Being a woman for me in the industry is being powerful, being different, being unapologetic about who I am. That’s the main thing, no apologies.”
Alicai shares she chooses to put her energies into family time and creating music rather than posting on social media. “I am not an influencer, I am an artist. I shouldn’t be fighting to stay relevant, my talent is what carries my carrier.”
Her new album ‘The Red Room Intro’ is an expression of her identity and life experiences from leaving Kingston, Jamaica to growing up in London.
She said: “The cover of the album is a recreation of a book called Amazing Grace. This was a book I had read when I was in year two, the first that had a black girl on the cover, someone that looks like me.” Alicia goes to explain lessons off this book have inspired her since.
Alicai Harley also talks with Lucy Harvey about being a woman in the music industry.
Although she recognises progress has been done, there is still a way to go regarding equal pay and opportunities.
She said: “In terms of us being paid less, I don’t understand why that was ever a thing I can’t make sense out of it, it’s barbaric to me”.
Check out the full interview for more!
Article written by Natacha Pires
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