Bassie gears up for the release of her EP, Msholozikazi and releases first single Udlala Ngam
Bassie, the Msholokazi, releases Udlala Ngam, featuring Mgiftoz and T-Man SA and makes her upcoming EP available for pre-order.
Eastrand native, Bassie is preparing to release her EP, Msholokazi, by offering fans new music and to mark the pre-order/save of her upcoming project. The soulful musician has released her new single, Udlala Ngam, featuring Mgiftoz and T-Man SA as an IG.
Udlala Ngam is the official lead single off of the upcoming EP. The playful and catchy single captures the comical while heartbreaking story- of a man whose heart is being broken.
Bassie and featured artist, Mgiftoz, do so with the lyrics as he sings forlornly about how he was left for men that can offer more financially. Bassie counters by suggesting she has been bewitched and not in control of her actions.
Msholokazi is Bassie’s debut album and in this body of work she will tell honest stories of black women
When wondering what to expect from Msholokazi. Well, it is teased that:
“Msholokazi is the debut album from rising star, singer and songwriter, Bassie. The album vocally borrows from the conventions of Maskandi, which is to tell the lived experiences of either the musician or the people around the musician. In this esteem, Bassie told not only her story. But those of other black women she grew up with and around.”
Udlala Ngam, thematically, is a conversation between lovers. Vocally, the single opens with the soulful voice of Mgiftoz. His baritone voice offers the contrast to Bassie’s sweeter and lighter register when she begins with her opening verse. Lyrically, Mgiftoz sings forlornly about how he was left for men that can offer more financially. Bassie counters by suggesting she has been bewitched and not in control of her actions.
T-Man SA on production treats the beat as the third vocalist of the song, as the instrumentation blends with the ebbs and flows of the musicians singing. Opening the song with percussion and a treble instead of the long drum. The opening gives a feel of contemporary Amapiano with a twist, that is, until the first break of the song which reintroduces the long drum as the motif of the song.
Stream and purchase Udlala Ngam on all major digital stores.