By Malcolm Morrow Sika J has achieved plenty in her lengthy career as an artist. She and her bandmates in Calico Panache won the Wild Out Wedne...
By Malcolm Morrow
Sika J has achieved plenty in her lengthy career as an artist. She and her bandmates in Calico Panache won the Wild Out Wednesday contest on the now defunct 106 & Park video countdown show produced by BET. It was revolutionary to see an all-female R&B group playing their own instruments coming out of Jackson at the time.
She moved to Atlanta after the group disbanded and pursued success as solo acts. During this time away from the city, she was able to focus in on developing her own unique style and sound. She wasn’t in a rush for perfection, having only released two new solo tracks in the past 3 years, but she has been continuously perfecting her groove.
It also gave her the opportunity to try other artistic endeavors such as starring in the independent guerilla film YoDIE: The Film along with Slimm Pusha. The film was directed by Gideon P. Sara and let her flex her acting chops. She also was integral in producing one of the best underground concerts to take place in the city, YoDIE: The Concert. The concert felt like a spiritual gathering of the creative community and was a brief moment of unity in a city known for being in disarray.
Sika moved back to Jackson shortly after that event and became heavily involved in the growing art and music scene of the city. She rebranded herself as SikaSeeks and launched her own podcast.
On Valentine’s Day she released the first single “Signs” from her upcoming project The Meal Plan. The track is full of allusions to the spiritual journey that we are all on each day of our lives. The universe sends us signs that are meant to help direct us down the correct paths. Sometimes we choose to not pay attention to them and end up in falling into mishaps and misdirection. The soulful beat is produced by Hollywood Luck and the assist from T Lo flows perfectly with the theme and vibe of the track.
Before releasing the track, Sika allowed us to get a candid look into her creative process by releasing a video diary of the recording session for the track. You can tell that she is absolutely dedicated to getting every lyric and ad-lib just right when she’s in the booth. It is extensive attention to detail that helps make this track something very special.