Raised on the iconic sounds of R&B from names Toni Braxton, TLC and Destiny’s Child and the household jazz from a family of musicians, Meagan De Lima has a deep connection between music and family. That’s probably why when the time came to make something special for her mom, she knew that writing a song would be the perfect tribute. Like the sounds of her youth, “Queen” is set in expressive R&B melodies performed by intricate guitar lines, laidback beats and the artist’s own eloquent vocals. The panoramic picture that De Lima paints with her wholesome words is that of a limitless love and admiration for her mother.
“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.”
Meagan De Lima is hopeful for the future, which includes releasing her debut EP via AWAL in Autumn 2022.