Queenie Lasoul just dropped a new single called “Nice Like Ouu”, a Rap and RnBass creation that sets up the perfect mood for a night out. Empowering her listeners with messages of self-confidence and self-love, Queenie shares her authentic self through sharply carved lines and verses. The New Yorker has been creating her own music since a very young age, and has recently shared “Track 3”, a single heralding her new EP. Check out our interview with this awesome rising artist!
Congrats on dropping “Nice Like Ouu”! Tell us more about this track and its significance to you. What is the message behind it?
I wanted to write a song that could make you feel confident even when you’re not. I believe in manifestation, and “Nice Like Ouu”, along with my other songs, were written with that intention.
Your previous drop was “Track 3” addressed to fans and haters alike. What can you tell us about the creation of “Track 3”? Which is your favorite verse in the song and why?
My favorite verse on Track 3 is the 2nd verse because I feel like it was really well constructed. I’m happy that I gave a little insight into myself, where I’m coming from, and where I am going because vulnerability hasn’t been the easiest thing for me.
Which great artist in the industry, in your opinion, does your genre/sound most resemble? How so?
Honestly, that’s a hard question because my sound is an accumulation of several genres. I have a hard time comparing it to just one sound. On The KickBack EP, you can expect elements of Rap, R&B, Jazz, Reggae, AfroBeat, Trap, House, and Poetry.
When can fans expect to hear the full album The KickBack EP, and are there going to be any music videos to accompany it?
I will be dropping my EP in August, and yes, I will be releasing the “Nice Like Ouu” music video!
Name three artists whose music inspired you most over the years.
I would name three, but that wouldn’t do the list justice. Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, Jay Z, Kanye, Kendrick, J. Cole, Wiz Khalifa, and Keem 619 have all inspired me over the years, and the list goes on.
Music will save the world. Yes or no?
I think it depends on what your perception of the saved world looks like. I don’t know if the world can or should be saved since we live in a world of balance. I do think that there are a lot of positive changes that should be made. In my opinion, music has the power to unite, and placing love in music has the power to cure the energy of hate in an instance.
What is your overall message with this new EP and what’s one thing fans can take away from it?
When you’re feeling overwhelmed or anxious, I would like the KickBack to be a remote that allows you to pause and experience something outside of whatever may be causing those feelings. In my opinion, that’s the first step towards regrouping and is my way of kicking back or fighting for my overall health and happiness.