Next Up: Meagan De Lima’s sophisticated soul single “Queen”

Meagan De Lima is the rising R&B talent from Toronto who grew up belting out songs by Toni Braxton, TLC and Destiny’s Child, as well as being inspired and influenced by her family’s rich cultural background. Both sets of her grandparents originated from Goa, India, and Meagan’s parents were born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya. Her grandfathers were professional jazz musicians who toured with big bands in India, Africa, and later, Canada, when they immigrated in the ’60s. She’s got music running in her veins and with “Queen” she holds a candle to one family member in particular – her mother. In that sweet, soulful voice Meagan sings “It’s the way you light up every room” alongside other heartwarming lyrics that describe a beautiful mother-daughter relationship. The atmosphere is complete with guitar, bass and drums performed by sophisticated live band and a gospel backing choir. “Queen” is uplifting and pure.

“I love my mom. I made this song to shine a light on her heart, and the ferocity and resiliency that makes her march to the beat of her own drum. My mom not only inspires me as a passionate mother of three and a South Asian immigrant to Canada but also because of the mountains she’s climbed later in life, too. She is a breast cancer survivor, played a support role to my father when he was diagnosed a year later, and so much more. I am grateful to have had her to look up to not only as a mom but as a best friend and role model to lean on when times got tough. I want to dedicate this song not only to her but to the dynamic and fierce people we all have in our lives that inspire us and show us what genuine love and strength are made of.”


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