Living in the intersection of hip hop, r&b and pop music, RoRo is a name that will blow you away. If I need to describe her sound in one word, that would be staggering.
Anything, from RoRo's approach to lyricism, to the beats which layer the perfect stage for her silky vocals and the fluidness of her flow, screams perfection. Hailing from the island of Barbados, RoRo wears her musical influences on her skin via tattoos of her idols Etta James, Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill and Nina Simone. Inspired by her Bajan culture, RoRo embraces her roots whilst not wanting to be solely defined by where she is from, much like her musical heroes before her.
If you love Little Simz, Noname or Mahalia, you will love "Black - Palace of Me". Speaking about the track, RoRo says...
I wrote this song a year or so ago. Every time I opened my social media, I would see a BLACK girl doing her 4C hair, a BLACK boy graduating college, a BLACK man embracing his daughter, just a lot of BLACK positive stuff. I did not realize at the time the impact it was having on me. I heard this beat and was influenced, compelled and moved to write these lyrics.
The track has been recorded in just one take and it comes in the wake of ongoing world protests for BLM. The song carries a message of positivity and is an uplifting reassurance of the support that she has seen across the Black community. In speaking on the subject, she quotes
I have a family and friends in America and so I am again influenced, compelled and moved to contribute somehow.