Young Memphis singer and songwriter Kirby has just released a new single accompanied by the rapper D Smoke. Together they’ve created the song titled “Superpower”.
“Superpower” is a perfect mix of retro-futuristic soul, and it is a very personal song that Kirby dedicates to a member of her family that she lost in 2019.
She adds: “I lost a family member to gun violence in 2019. When I say Black Lives Matter I’m not saying it because it’s a trend, I’m saying it because I know what it feels like to bury a young black man too soon. This video is dedicated to him, and to anyone who has suffered a loss. I know it hurts, but don’t forget we got Superpowers!”
As a reminder, Kirby is originally from Memphis, she started her career as a composer and is best known for having written some very popular singles for some well-known singers, including “FourFiveSeconds” by Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney.
She also has writing credits on “Tell Me You Love Me” by Demi Lovato, “Die With You” by Beyoncé, “Only One” by Kanye West and Paul McCartney, “Break Your Heart Right Back” by Ariana Grande, and many others.
It wasn’t until 2020 that Kirby began to be known for her own music with the release of a 7-track EP produced by Homer Steinweiss and The Menahan Street Band from Amy Winehouse‘s famous album Back to Black.
Listen to her new track “Superpower” here: