Solihull, Birmingham native DEJA makes her (solo) Lyrical Lemonade debut with a vivacious new single titled “Control.” Now residing in West London, the singer gathers inspiration from a variety of R&B/soul icons such as Stevie Wonder, Destiny’s Child, Aaliyah and Usher. Her sound has been crafted to align with a unique form of Pop infused R&B, which has garnered the attention of The Jacksons, Stormzy, Emeli Sandé, Macklemore, Etta Bond and Ady Suleiman through various performances/show openings. This year, DEJA’s debut EP titled Intro is in store, which intends to serve as a fiery introduction to her untapped audience. Speaking on her own track, DEJA provided greater context into the theme of “Control”:
Corey K and I were discussing an alternate reality where women were and always had been the ones in power. For me, a recurring topic of conversation is the power of a woman; emotional, sexual, physical. Corey lay down a beat and these lyrics came to mind. “Get money, I’m good with it. Come ‘n let me show you what to do with it.” “I honestly believe the world would be a better place if women took the lead.
Regardless of your opinion on DEJA’s stance, it’s undeniable and non-negotiable that women are equally capable as men to be in and maintain positions of power. Therefore, it is imperative that the world begins to reflect their capability in terms of representation, acknowledgement, and reward. Aside from its important message, Corey K’s upbeat production combined with DEJA’s vivacious lyricism make it a radio worthy tune worth sharing. Check out the record below and be sure to follow DEJA ahead of her debut EP dropping in December!