“Can You See Me? (Hands in the Air),” the new single by Lady A aka Alicia Saldenha, is an indictment of the racism and police brutality in the United States of America and around the world.
The subtitle, “Hands in the Air,” references the online protest movement born after the 2014 police shooting of Michael Brown, an 18 year-old African-American killed while unarmed and with his hands raised.
The song also introduces a new creative project by Trinidadian vocalist, composer, producer and activist, Alicia Saldenha. She is well-known as a jazz, soul and funk singer-songwriter in Japan, with two albums, “Rose” (with indigo jam unit) and “Dance with the Sun” (her solo album) under her belt.
“Can You See Me? (Hands in the Air)” launches the Lady A Project, which features Saldenha’s edgier side, original rap, Caribbean and electronic dance music which she calls TDM or Tropical Electronic Dance Music, and her work as an MC and producer.
The song is available at the singer’s website, LoveAlicia.com, on CD Baby, iTunes, SoundCloud, Facebook and other social media sites.