Kay, Naima - Umsebenzi (CD)
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There’s a rare breed out there and it is called Naima Kay. The talented songstress has just released a sophomore album entitled; Umsebenzi. This project is a heart-soothing package for any music enthusiast to own. On this release, there are a number of possible hits that are ready to dominate TV and radio playlists, from community to commercial stations. Not an average talent, this album will catapult the artist’s industry ranking. Umsebenzi sticks to the known afro-pop sounds with outstanding compositions that are meant to massage the inner soul. This offering is well positioned to please many people from different walks of life. The album is very entertaining, easy to listen to and stands a chance to even get recognition beyond our borders.
Proving that she has what it takes to be part of the mainstream music scene; Naima Kay offers an album packed with great songs that can be listened to by every music fanatic. The leading single off the album, ‘Lelilanga’ injects soothing piano keys with a live bass that take the song to another level. The upbeat offering is for every soul ready to start a in a happy mood. But this is not all, when the drums are introduced, Naima Kay does not waste any moment to showcase her vocal talent. This is without a doubt, a joyful song that brings out message of hope, peace and happiness.
It is through this release that the songstress is able to step out of the afro-pop genre and explore music diversity with a heart piercing compositions that make one forget that they are still listening to a South African born artist. Keeping her ground levelled, the artist does not only have an amazing musical talent, she also delivers decent lyrics to keep the listener going and easily relating to her journey. Perhaps what also makes one glued to Naima Kay’s music is because of her sharp song writing skills and great vocal work that shines throughout the project.
The album carries a variety of songs, from laidback sing-along to those that will make one tap the feet and nod the head. Giving her music longevity and international stamp of approval, the artist steps out of the norm and incorporates some charming live elements into her songs – giving this release proper music ingredients.
From the opening song until the last number, it is that easy to tell that the artist spent enough time mastering her vocal talent. The talent knew exactly what she was doing; her approach to each song as a singer is outstanding. The production, arrangement and mixing of this release seem to have been done cleverly and by professionals. It is in this album that one realises that music is not only food for the soul but can also be used in different times for different needs.
- South Africa
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Umsebenzi
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Lendawo
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Ngeke Ngikulibale
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Lelilanga
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Cha Cha
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Shayizandla
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Ngikuthandile
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Ngathi Kungaba Njalo
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Sukundishiya
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Lomfana
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Uzongenzani
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Lelilanga
- Audio Format
- PCM Audio
- Date Released
- 2013-04-01 00:00:00
- Video Disabled
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