Music and talent are everywhere, in every country! For this latest edition of the PaperTrail, we are traveling to a new destination: Dublin, Ireland! From Ireland, we found a local talent who is on the steady rise of success. This week we highlight the talented singer, songwriter, and rapper Erica Cody!
Erica Cody is an amazing singer-songwriter with a long list of accolades to back it up. Her musical career began at the age of 15 when she performed as the supporting act for WizKid. Later, in 2017, she released her debut single Addicted, singing about being “addicted” to someone’s love. This song beautifully displays her range and lyrical abilities, both as a writer and a performer. The reason why her style sounds so familiar is because it mirrors the style of both TLC and Aaliyah.
Cody then performed at the Longitude Music Festival and the Electric Picnic Music Festival and even supported Jessie J and En Vogue in 2018. Later, in early 2019, she released her five-track debut EP, Leoness. Her EP greatly introduces her talent and vocal prowess to the music industry, especially within her community in Ireland. Leoness is an amazing EP that needs to be heard across all corners of the globe!
Aside from being an amazing singer-songwriter, Cody is also an activist, tackling issues like racism and domestic abuse. After her experience with racism in Ireland, she launched her “Don’t Touch My Hair” Campaign. Additionally, she participated in the Black Lives Matter protests that happened in Dublin earlier this year. Finally, she was part of a collective of Irish female singers and musicians called “Irish Women in Harmony“. The collective recorded a version of Dreams to aid the charity Safe Ireland, which deals with the rising domestic abuse problem during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Stream Erica Cody‘s music, and join us next week for another installment of PaperTrail.