DOMANIQUE GRANT SHARES TITLE TRACK QUEENDOM FROM HER QUEEN/DOM CHAPTER 2: DOM EP OUT NOVEMBER 18
RELEASE SHOW IN TORONTO ON NOVEMBER 17 - TICKETS
TORONTO, ON – October 27, 2022 – You may call her Queen Dom, her mom did when she was a child and now Toronto soul-pop singer, songwriter, and director, Domanique Grant, is claiming it in adulthood, on her new EP album, QUEEN/DOM Chapter 2: DOM, out on November 18 via Domanique's label, Grant Creativity Inc. Domanique continues to speak her truth and share sonic layers of her life journey. Today, she releases the title track - QueenDom - of the second instalment of her QUEEN/DOM EP. QueenDom is about self acceptance and being unapologetic in claiming your seat at the table. The chorus, “I’m way too proud don’t try to tame my mane, underneath my humble I’m Nala, welcome to the Queendom” is a playful dedication to the Lion King and the silent strength of the lionesses on pride rock from the perspective of the character, Nala. Listen to QueenDom here.
The song arrives with a minimal performance video choreographed by Leon Blackwood and co-directed by Domanique and Dwayne Graham, exploring the idea of space and feminine energy. Watch QueenDom here.
QueenDom kicks off the release of the final half of her double EP, continuing the journey to claiming your crown as a human, by zoning into the stages of worthiness, power and owning your truth. Where Chapter 1 takes listeners through the journey to generational healing and forgiveness, chapter two progresses to owning that journey and leveraging our healing, vulnerability and imperfections to claim our seat at the table. The focus of Chapter 2 will resonate in additional tracks, Be Your Beautiful, Airbrush and standout, Undressing, which reminds us that one of our strongest assets as women is our vulnerability, and a bonus Shea Moisture Campaign version of Be Your Beautiful was originally written for a Canadian campaign celebrating diverse beauty across Canada. The popularity and crowd response lead to adding it to the album and turning it into a reimagined track.
Toronto fans can join Domanique as she will celebrate on the eve of the EP release with a show on Thursday, November 17 at Revival. Find details and tickets here.
QUEEN/DOM - Chapter 1: QUEEN delivered an array of sonic elements, infectious production and introspective, inspiring lyrics about the human journey to generational healing, forgiveness, worthiness and ultimately claiming your crown. Listen to the EP here. On the inspiration behind the project, Domanique adds: "I wrote this project to claim my own narrative and to own the fact that the process to learning self-love and to claiming your crown is complicated."
The double EP was written and co-produced by Domanique Grant, with collaborators including Jarrel The Young, Joshua Sadler-Brown (co-production and mixing on Save Me), Marc Koecher (production on 723 and Undressing, mixing on 723, Undressing and Real Me) and Michael Hammer (mixed Moving On), with additional writing by Kiki Rowe. The EP was mastered by Phil Demetro.
Fresh from performing at ModeCanadaRocks in her hometown of Toronto last week, a summer tour in South Africa, a headline spot with Sofar Sounds across the US, and shows in the UK, Domanique continues to move, groove and grow with her art. In 2020, Domanique’s craft made global headlines through Till We See The Sun, her stunning, uplifting track that spread joy at the height of the first pandemic lockdown. Since then, she has cultivated a partnership with RBCxMusic, as featured in their GRAMMY Awards campaign, Fuelling Firsts, which aired during the 2021 awards ceremony broadcast. She delivered presentations, performances and numerous public speaking engagements, including: the Humber River Heroes benefit concert by the Humber River Hospital Foundation, the Canadian Nurses Foundation Maskerade Gala hosted by etalk's Traci Melchor, and Toronto International Film Festival, opening the screening of the documentary, Listening To Kenny G. In addition, Domanique produced RBC's The Imagine Summit, supporting artist-entrepreneurs in imagining beyond the limitations of the current global climate, by offering exclusive access to industry leaders, mindfulness training and financial resources.
Stay tuned for more sonic self-love from Domanique as she prepares to release QUEEN/DOM and learn about Domanique’s incredible career to date below.
QUEEN/DOM Chapter 2: DOM Tracklisting
4. Be Your Beautiful (Remix)
5. Be Your Beautiful (Shea Moisture Campaign version)
DOWNLOAD - QueenDom Artwork
DOWNLOAD – Press Photo by CozyDQ
DOWNLOAD – QUEEN/DOM Chapter 2: DOM Art
About Domanique Grant
(pronunciation: DOM-AH-NEEKE GRANT, pronouns: she/her)
You may call her QueenDom. Her mom did when she was a child, and now Toronto soul-pop singer, songwriter, producer and director Domanique Grant is claiming it in adulthood, as the title of her forthcoming double EP (the first chapter out on May 5, 2022), for which she opens up some tough conversations — of worthiness, forgiveness, self love, notions of beauty and Internet culture.
Fresh off of her collaboration with the GRAMMY Awards and RBCxMusic, Domanique Grant is a Pop/Soul, Singer-Songwriter from Toronto, named one of Buzzfeed’s Top 20 Artists to Watch from Canada.
With a live show that’s been praised by Ted Talk, recent collaborations with GRAMMY nominated producer Jarrel ‘The’ Young (Drake 2021, The Weeknd 2020, Fall out Boyz 2019) and a Pandemic-song that went viral worldwide, 2022 is set to be a big year for the teal haired powerhouse.
“I want to create music that reminds people to be authentic, especially when the world tells you that you don’t fit," Domanique says.
The release of Domanique’s upcoming EP album QUEEN/DOM, exploring self-love and authenticity in a digital age; does that and more. With a milky vocal tone, paired with a praised, rap-singing versatility, echoing influences as diverse as Lauren Hill, Lisa Left-Eye Lopes, Rihanna, Sza and Chance the Rapper, combined, Domanique’s music straddles the lines of modern Pop and R&B, with elements of Electronic and Hip Hop that can’t be ignored.
QUEEN/DOM is a double EP release with the first chapter out now, and the second to come in late 2022. Introspective yet relatable, on the project, Domanique shows both a bold and vulnerable side. Like many of us, she shifted her focus during the Covid Pandemic towards further growth and self-care. And for her, that meant creating more music. She spent the last year reflecting, writing and recording.