Queen Naiji Releases Two Singles Off Upcoming Album: Misunderstood
Queen Naija has officially stamped October as her month!
Naija took to Instagram to announce the arrival of her new upcoming debut album, Misunderstood which drops October 30th. She revealed the cover to fans online following the release of the music video for her new single, “Lie To Me” featuring Lil Durk.
In late September, Naija dropped the visual for the first single off the album, “Pack Lite”, which was directed by Teyana Taylor and has gained over 12 million views on YouTube. Queen opens the song about loving way too hard, but wanting better for herself in her relationship and warns her lover of his actions.
“See I don’t got the time or the patience to deal with your shit today
You’ve been walking around with a stank attitude like your shit don’t stink
I don’t give you no trouble on most days, but I will today
I been holding my tongue, got the right to be in my feels today.”
The platinum earning singer/songwriter began her career on YouTube as “Chris & Queen” that gained over 2.0 million followers. However, after a cheating scandal involving her husband Chris lead to their divorce in 2017, Queen soon surpassed her old subscribers and made a name for herself in the music industry.
Following the news of her breakup, Naija dropped “Medicine”, which highlighted the pain from her previous marriage, and resonated with thousands of fans on YouTube gaining over 2 million views. In an interview with Fader magazine that year, she describes how she used music to pull through her hard times.
“So instead of talking about it, I told them I’d write a song about it. Once I saw how crazy it went outside of YouTube, I was like, Okay, I need to take music more seriously. I’ve always wanted to sing — I’ve been singing since I was three. I knew it was going to happen somehow, but I didn’t know how.”
Now with the release of her visual, “Lie To Me“, which samples the infamous beat of “I Ain’t Mad At Cha” by 2Pac, Naija portrays the toxic relationship with Lil Durk as he confesses his toxicity in his rap verse. The song’s sample really makes the melody stick out and will have you singing along all day.
Queen Naija debut album, Misunderstood drops on October 30th, below is her cover art!
Deiana Abdel-Gadir is an music journalist from Pensacola, Fl. She is currently pursing a degree in Broadcast Journalism at Florida A & M University in Tallahassee. Music plays a major role in her daily life, as finding new underground artist is her forte. With hopes in becoming an A&R representative for a record label, her passion for Neo-Soul, R&B, and Hip-Hop guide her through storytelling, and networking local artists. Her interesting background in editorial/celebrity writing, and position as a radio personality highlight her knowledge within the music industry.