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Alicja

17-year-old Alicja Szemplińska was born and raised in Ciechanów, near Warsaw. She won The Voice of Poland 2019 and was loved by the audience for her voice and unique performances of songs we all know and love. "R&B and Soul have always been by my side. I grew up with this music and always enjoyed it the most."

Alicja, like every teenager, has big dreams. She also dares to fulfil them. At the age of 14, after winning a TV music program, Alicja met with Michael Jackson's vocal trainer, Seth Riggs, who helped her develop her voice. In her spare time, Alicja fills her notebook with verses and rhymes with the hopes that they will see the light of the world very soon. She collaborated with Neve from the UK on her first single Almost We, which resulted in millions of views online.

Alicja sees Empires as an important song in terms of how we treat planet Earth and life itself. "We are a threat to the planet. The song tells about the mechanism of destruction and difficult issues in our present world. People tend to build empires, and they become blind to what is important. They become obsessed, and it provides them to distraction. But there is hope because we rise and fall; it is the circle of life, but the question remains, why? Do we have to repeat the same scenario all the time? We build and destroy...maybe we should learn."

Lyrics of Empires

Ashes to ashes dust into dust
I'll follow you through black
Try to forgive that I'm not awake
I'm dreaming this dream could last

No looking down
There's fool's gold in our eyes

Burning an empire
Happens so easy
Playing with fire
Maybe it's you and me
Burning an empire
Is it our fault we
Rise and fall

Like moth to a flame
Like birds to a pane of glass
Hoping for change but we do the same
We're gasoline and a match

No looking down
There's fool's gold in our eyes

Burning an empire
Happens so easy
Playing with fire
Maybe it's you and me
Burning an empire
Is it our fault we
Rise and fall

We just want it all
Used to be a tower so tall
Now we're holding up, crumbling walls

We rise and fall
Moth to a flame as we do the same
Like a bird to a pane of glass

Burning an empire
Happens so easy
Playing with fire
Maybe it's you and me
Burning an empire
Is it our fault we
Rise and fall