NJ.com: “A reaction to contemplating the chaotic world”

“I feel like we’re all so frustrated right now with everything that’s going on,” said Copeland. “I feel people these just days are sick of it and are ready for what beauty pageant contestants always ask for, and that’s world peace. I mean, can we just have some peace for a change? And what I was trying to accomplish with the record is, I always feel like if the world ends and my records got into in a time capsule, people will know what was happening in the world at that time. That’s important to me, you know, to be current.” 

Shemekia Copeland, whose “latest album, America’s Child, is a reaction to contemplating the chaotic world that her newborn son will inherit some day,” answered David Menzies’s questions for NJ.com, before her show at the White Eagle Hall in Jersey City, New Jersey, on September 30, 2018. Read the full interview and review.