Chronixx Hails His Empress The Steam Ministah pours out his heart in this touching love ballad. With music inspired by the Studio One soul selection “I’ll Be Around” by Otis Gayle, and poetic lyrics that read like an excerpt from the Old Testament’s Song of Solomon, he speaks directly to his empress. “Before I hold you in my arms, I want to hold you in my heart / Before we share our love upon a bed, I want to place this crown upon your head.” Audio After The Jump… Poignant lyrics about the spiritual, mental and emotional connection between a man and woman, are woven intricately throughout the song: “Cross my heart, say my prayers from when, only one queen star in my love songs dem, nonstop, only one queen star in my love songs dem, from top, only one queen star in my love songs dem, ease out.” Messages of monogamy stand out boldly along with the emphasis that true love should emanate from a pure and humble place.
“Cleopatra, Queen of Sheba, Nefertiti—you I a feature,” Chronixx sings in the final verse, adding playfully. “Mi nuh know bout no Mona Lisa, but I know Venus and Serena.” The song’s title and chorus, of course, hearken back to The Techniques’ “Queen Majesty,” which was inspired in turn by Curtis Mayfield’s “Minstrel & Queen.”And the musical vibrations reverberate back through time.
Look out for more niceness on the upcoming ROOTS & CHALICE mixtape by Chronixx alongside Federation Sound.