Chaka Khan returns on powerful “Woman Like Me”
A generation ago, the legendary Chaka Khan thrilled the world with her powerful “I’m Every Woman.” And now, in 2022, Khan delivers an equally powerful, bluesy ballad with a message that every man should heed.
“Woman Like Me” takes on the objectification of women that is insidiously present in much of today’s music and movie culture. Written by Francesca Richard, Gregg Pagani and Jeffrey Anderson, the song comes out of the box swinging:
She’s more than her body
More than her a– in some jeans, let’s be clear
More than her makeup
More than the lace front that she chose to wear
She is your sister
She is your mother, your daughter, your girl
It was a woman who brought you in this world
The iconic Khan is the perfect messenger for the song. Working mostly in her lower range, she confronts the listener with her best auntie attitude, delivering the message as few could.
We’re all in on “Woman Like Me,” and we think SoulTrackers will be too. Check it out below.
Chaka Khan – “Woman Like Me”