Her debut EP, Leoness, (named in honour of her star sign and favourite animal, a lioness), is an empowering body of work which explores Erica Cody’s identity and overcoming obstacles while growing up in Ireland. This particular song has an incredibly important message;

 

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Her debut EP, ‘ Leoness’, (named in honour of her star sign and favourite animal, a lioness), is an empowering body of work which explores Erica Cody’s identity and overcoming obstacles while growing up in Ireland. This particular song has an incredibly important message. Erica explains ‘Growing up in Ireland, I found it difficult for people to accept my image, especially my skin tone and hair. I would regularly let people touch my hair so I wouldn’t come across as ‘rude’ or to avoid confrontation. As I grew older, I realised just because I’ve darker skin and bigger hair, it is simply not an open invitation to push boundaries by touching my hair or the need to know my history – I’m black. I’m Irish. I am me.’

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Erica explains ‘Growing up in Ireland, I found it difficult for people to accept my image, especially my skin tone and hair. I would regularly let people touch my hair so I wouldn’t come across as ‘rude’ or to avoid confrontation. As I grew older, I realised just because I’ve darker skin and bigger hair, it is simply not an open invitation to push boundaries by touching my hair or the need to know my history – I’m black. I’m Irish. I am me.’

 

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Her debut EP, ‘ Leoness’, (named in honour of her star sign and favourite animal, a lioness), is an empowering body of work which explores Erica Cody’s identity and overcoming obstacles while growing up in Ireland. Erica explains ‘Growing up in Ireland, I found it difficult for people to accept my image, especially my skin tone and hair. I would regularly let people touch my hair so I wouldn’t come across as ‘rude’ or to avoid confrontation. As I grew older, I realised just because I’ve darker skin and bigger hair, it is simply not an open invitation to push boundaries by touching my hair or the need to know my history – I’m black. I’m Irish. I am me.’ The Dubliner’s sensual R&B sound is a breath of fresh air to the Irish music scene and is set to redefine the musical conversation in 2019. Drawing from her ’90s-leaning influences into something that feels fresh and contemporary, she puts a piece of herself into her music through elegant pieces of songwriting.

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