Powell goes on to explain how he “was raised by women” and so felt “it was important to have my black female friends within the artwork photoset for this song”. The artist explained that he wished to involve his friends who he saw to represent the diversity of their personalities and how they each represent a different aspect to his idea of ‘Motherland’. Powell showed “Motherland goes beyond just a place, I feel like it’s a feeling. This is what I feel when I hear the word”, and the song emotes just that.
‘Motherland’ is Rasharn Powell’s most poignant song yet, an “unapologetic declaration for the beauty of my motherland and home”, he tells. Although born and raised in the UK, he describes his “strong sense of family rooted within my upbringing, I have always had a very clear understanding of where I’m from, Jamaica”. Describing his love of both women and his Mother country, the song comes from a place of raw simplicity: “everything about this song came from a very honest place and it was made very quickly, no longer than 20 minutes”. The song has been released as a demo, and so it is at the purest form of creating and Powell wants you to know, “this is me”.
Check out the new demo below, and click through our gallery to see the rest of Rasharn Powell’s imgaery. Follow him on Instagram here.