Etana teaches self-love in new single
Roots-reggae superstar Etana is raising eyebrows with her latest single, Mirror, where she showcases her deejaying skills on a hardcore '90s-era-style dancehall beat. The song also has an uplifting message about body positivity.
"This is a song directed towards all the Internet trolls who like to trouble people on social media, talking about fake breasts and fake butts. This is also a song about empowerment, urging people to feel good about their self-image. telling people to look in the mirror and recognise how beautiful you really are," Etana said.
The single, produced by Kemar 'Flava' McGregor, was released on all digital download platforms last Friday.
"Mirror is about self-love and self-acceptance, it is about knowing and loving thyself. The single may come off as a wee bit raunchy, but it has a great message because if people don't accept themselves more, then they can't flourish as individuals and embrace their inner greatness. How can you love someone else if you don't love yourself first? If you love yourself, then you can love more," Etana mused.
The Strong One hitmaker also added that some of "the most beautiful women live in the garrisons".
"They just aren't told how beautiful they are most times. When you know you are beautiful, yuh step out strong and confident, and who can break that? People can say what they want, like the song says, 'dem a watch me and me nah study dem'," she said.