Fatima Al Qadiri shared another track this week titled "Power." According to Mixmag, the song "features the voice of Sgt Cheryl Dorsey, a retired LAPD Sargent, speaker, freelance writer and sought-after police expert. She enlightens and empowers audiences with her candid and honest approach to surviving police encounters." Dorsey wrote on Twitter, "What an amazing young woman @FatimaAlQadiri. Humbled & thankful to be included on this track."
Al Qadiri also talked about the process behind her new record, which arrives March 4. "Brute is a kind of counterpoint to the word thug," she explained. "People over the last two years have been speaking about thugs in the media. I wanted to title the record accordingly. I feel like the two moods, the atmospheres of rage and despair, are not things that you gingerly step into. You’re kind of overwhelmed by them... I think I make music in really extreme situations like when I’m really elated or when I’m really down."
Read the whole interview here.