Erockfor’s bid in honouring her commitment to release a song every month has seen her release her third single this month. This single tells the story of a woman who was wrongfully imprisoned and funny enough, it was written by her brother and herself when she was barely eight years old. “I used to watch a lot of crime shows when I was a kid, and I had this fear of being framed for a crime and going to jail,” she stated.
Based in Seoul, South Korea, Erockfor (aka Rocky) drew upon her Cameroonian roots to bring this concept to life. The singer-songwriter who was born and raised in Montreal, Canada stands out with her raspy jazz vocals, which have been compared to the likes of Amy Winehouse, Erykah Badu and Macy Gray, over an Afrobeat to convey the reality of unequal justice systems.
Erockfor released her first single “How Will I Know” in October to get reviews, and the accompanying music video premiered on Popdust late December 2019. Her second single premiered on MTV Base and was featured in The Guardian Nigeria. Although the title of her third offering is “Go With The Flow,” the song is a prompt to go against the grain and stand up for justice.
Speaking about the inspiration for “Go With The Flow,” Rocky says, “It’s so easy to just go with the flow and remain quiet in the face of injustice. In my opinion, we’re either part of the problem or the solution. We get to pick where we stand. This topic can be uncomfortable for some to take in. So, I sang my lyrics over high-life music, which makes it easier to digest.”