‘I believe that every human is a product of its society, but that doesn’t mean we are unable to influence it’ Qica.
Qica calls for an embrace of minds on her debut single – Wägner. The beat of electronic rhythms drive the Nordic dark ‘pop’ single and overlaid with her soulful/R&B voice.
The title Wägner refers to Swedish journalist, writer and activist Elin Wägner (1882-1949) who fought for women’s rights and an equal society. The song, however, isn’t a based on her and instead her ethics and for all people who refuse to accept the way things are.
In her notes, Qica writes ‘An artist reflects on society but also contribute to its evolvement. Even in the smallest ways. That is why our choice to do or don’t do, matter. All of us do not have to be notorious in what we do, but all of us can contribute to a better world. That is the message of this song.’
Its an admiral statement from the Helsingborg based singer who speaks and writes in quotable phases. Music and the spoken word is indeed a compelling narrative when wielded with honesty.
Erika Qica Fagerqvist was born in India, and came to Sweden when she was 10 months old. She started her artistic course as a dancer but her first love has always been singing which she began a couple of years later. WäGNER is written, produced and recorded by Martin Deql Gidekull and Erika Qica Fagerqvist.