KIRBY stands firm in her Blackness on her new single “Superpower” featuring rapper D Smoke.
Produced by Spencer Stewart (Alina Baraz), the hazy groove is an empowering number where the duo uplifts their people. KIRBY makes the message clear that she recognizes her greatness and ensures others to do the same.
She sings in the first verse, “My nose wide as the Red Sea (Red Sea) / Lips full, fillers don’t fill me (Fill me) / Soon as my cousin killer’s on trial (Woah) / Then they gon’ pull ’em to the courtside / Godsend they say, we singing la-la-la / Don’t want no vultures on our si-i-ide / Looking black as the messi-i-iah / I got time.”
D Smoke raps in the second verse, “Proudly we imagine days / When they can’t frown upon our fabric, barb and weave / Been dodging thieves and stolen culture / I believe in poaching vultures / I believe in open ocean trips / No ship, I’ll backstroke from one coast to coast / Like Aquaman.”
This year, KIRBY has consistently been collaborating with various artists since releasing her Sis. EP in February. She teamed up with Lucky Daye (“Velvet” Remix), Pink Sweat$ (“Apple” Remix), Luke James (“All of Your Love” Remix) and Kevin Ross (“Nothing Even Matters”).
Listen to “Superpower” by KIRBY featuring D Smoke below.