Breakout artist Queen Naija returns with “Karma,” a soulful gem that sees her examining her own insecurities and emerging with newfound strength.
“Be confident, but not prideful,” says Queen Naija. “We all fall, and if you are too high up, chances are you may never recover from the fall.”
“Karma” follows the previously released “Medicine,” which surpassed 13 million Spotify streams, radio spins on Pandora are nearing 20 million and views of the official video now exceed 40 million.
She says, “To me, ‘Medicine’ felt like a typical song from my own experience, but it turns out that a lot of other people have had this kind of experience as well. Girls tell me they play it in their car when they’re trying to get over a breakup, or they got done wrong by their man.”
As she gears up for the release of her debut EP, Queen is channeling more of that real-life emotion into each song. “For me, it’s about changing people’s perspectives and letting them know they’re not alone in whatever they’re going through,” she explains. “I want to make music that captures people, that gets into your soul—the kind of songs you need to keep playing over and over.”
The 22-year-old Detroit native began singing in church at age three and writing her own songs in third grade, but her focus shifted when she and her former husband found fame online with their popular YouTube channel.