- Words Josephine Amstad
Irish R&B queen, Erica Cody, brings the nostalgic 90s vibes with her new EP Love & Light, cementing her status as one of Ireland’s most promising rising artists.
Erica Cody has already enjoyed immense success with her past singles, with her signature smooth 90s R&B sound landing her a coveted spot on The Times (UK) ‘30 under 30’ ranking. Her new five-track EP Love & Light oozes soulful poise and confidence and is sure to propel her further into stardom.
Speaking more on her project, Erica explains the EP is ‘a love letter to those we are closest to but are finding difficult to love the most. It’s about loving yourself, trusting the journey of healing, boundaries & also knowing it’s possible to love from a distance while protecting your peace. It’s seeing light at the end of what can be our darkest moments. We grow through what you go through, and vulnerability accompanies growth.’
As well as making waves with her impressive singing abilities, Erica has also lent her voice to championing Irish female talent and brought to attention issues around racism and equality in Ireland. In 2020, Erica took part in Irish Women in Harmony, which saw 40 of Ireland’s leading female artist’s campaigning to end domestic abuse and coercive control in Ireland. The track they recorded, a cover of The Cranberries “Dreams” has over 10 million views and counting.
It seems everything Erica Cody touches turns to gold. Love & Light is the artist’s most vulnerable piece of work to date and marks her ascension into Irish R&B royalty.