Versatile talent from NY, Richard, shares a new captivating single that challenges limited perceptions of what it means to be a fierce and powerful woman. Titled, “She Bad,” the song was inspired by a simple encounter with a woman pushing a stroller. The singer and rapper was struck by her presence and immediately thought, “SHE BAD YEAH,” which led to the creation of the catchy hook that drives the song.
Drawing from a diverse range of musical styles and global rhythms, Richard Germane aimed to create an eclectic yet groovy beat for “She Bad.” He wanted to strike a balance between different influences without venturing into excessive carnival-like territory. Through a collaborative process with his producer, they experimented with various elements until they found the right blend, ultimately deciding to keep the artist’s vocals as the backbone of the melody.
In a recent interview, Richard explained: “I love hip-hop and love using rap-like cadences in my melodies. I was keen on using my voice as a drum pattern and switching up the vocal tones and melody just enough to give it that pop and flavor without it clashing. I knew coming into recording that my delivery had to be on point so that it sounds listenable and effortless. I really just had to believe every single lyric and get into character.”
Germane ensured that the song represents a wide spectrum of women, including single mothers and successful businesswomen, by crafting lyrics that celebrate their versatility and strength. The second verse of “She Bad” stands as an emblematic portrayal of the multifaceted nature of women. Richard cheekily includes the line “She momma She Poppa Single Mom Applaud her,” highlighting their resilience and capabilities.
Infused with the brilliance of Beyoncé, Grace Jones, Madonna, Prince, David Bowie, and Lauryn Hill, Germane’s remarkable journey knows no bounds. With his captivating release, “She Bad,” he fearlessly challenges societal norms and pays homage to influential women, including his own mother. Fueled by unwavering passion and an unyielding drive, Richard is poised to leave an unforgettable mark on the music industry, carrying on the legacy of his idols.
Listen to “She Bad” here: