R&B singer ALPHAMAMA reclaims the racist slogan, “Go Back To Where You Came From” with her new single of the same name. The soulful and tender song tells of her own experiences growing up as a mixed race child in the Western Suburbs of Sydney.
“This song is dedicated to all people who have felt lost, confused, and stuck between cultural identities.”
The song is the first single from her upcoming 17 track album, ‘HoneyFire’, which is expected to be released next year. It takes a close examination of the hurt and cruelty the phrase causes, and the accompanying identity crisis.
“Ultimately this became a call to find a spiritual identity that is infinite and free from gender, race and other human constructs. This song is me telling my story.”
Inspired by her upbringing, where she grew up playing music and singing in her father’s Indonesian Pentecostal Church, ALPHAMAMA merges ceremony with song, and provides an important voice as an outspoken feminist woman of colour in the Australian music scene. Her previous releases have seen great success, being added to many Spotify playlists and ‘HoneyFire’ is certain to follow suit.
ALPHAMAMA came up with the name soon after she became a mother, and wears it to honour all the powerful women in her family, as well as all over the world. She has risen as a leader in the Australian hip hop scene, and has worked with icons such as Salt N’ Pepa, and peers such as Thundamentals & Tuka, Nardean, and Set Mo, among many others.
‘Go Back To Where You Came From’ is a laid back and very catchy R&B song, with a pleasant instrumental and ALPHAMAMA’s gorgeous voice, as well as lilting backing vocals, which help to convey the powerful message of the lyrics.
You can stream and download ‘Go Back To Where You Came From’ here.