The Rising Voice in Soul & RnB Shares an Important New Single
The talented and incredibly hard-working Caribbean songwriter NAVY, Has been making serious waves internationally with her affecting take on Neo-Soul and her envious vocal tones. Able to easily flow between stunning lead vocals and an infectious rap flow, on her new EP ‘Bleu Vol.1′ she showcases why she’s one of the most exciting names in the scene at the moment. Her management and creative team, all reside in the Caribbean creating a family vibe for the whole process.
NAVY’s journey and musical output have always been about more than just creating great songs. Her work is equally about fighting stereotypes, oppression and segregation in her own life and in society.
“Travelling outside of the Caribbean opened my eyes as to how important it is to stand up for what I am. I’m not about to change my skin colour or pretend I’m something or someone I’m not. You either accept me or you don’t, there are millions of artists out there. If you don’t like my stuff, move along.” – Navy
We hear this in full force on her new single ‘Diamonds’ – where she narrates the story of the oppressed and the historical abuse of Black people. Speaking on her inspiration, Navy states:
“Diamonds is a radical hip hop hymn where I look at the historical abuse of black people and the lack of value they held to the oppressors. In the song I call on the ancestors for protection and retribution for the people wrongfully murdered and abused whose precious lives meant less than… I see the oppressed to be more precious and more valuable than any diamond of any value. The chorus being in creole is a direct link to the African Slave Trade which is part of the Caribbean’s history, showing how the resilience of the slaves still carries on in language today. Though it’s a lament, it’s a symbol of strength and will to survive.”
Watch the video for ‘Diamonds’ below