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#NewMusicFridays: Moonchild Sanelly Finally Drops Long Awaited 2nd Album, “Phases”
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Moonchild Sanelly manages to piece all the different parts of herself together through her second studio album, Phases

Phases by Moonchild Sanelly is out via Transgressive Records & Gallo Record Company! The long awaited second album from the trailblazing artist was preceded by three singles namely Strip Club alongside Ghetts, April Fool’s Day (Makahambe) and Cute featuring Trillary Banks.

Read more: WATCH: Moonchild Sanelly Releases The Visuals For “Cute” Ahead Of Album “Phases”

Coming in at a whopping 19 tracks, Phases is a demonstration of Moonchild Sanelly’s knack for variety. She documents the varying chapters of a toxic relationship and subsequent freedom on Amapiano, Gqom, Grime, Pop, House and R&B songs.

A double album, the first side is a journey through the relationship with production reflecting those different moods and aspects of her personality. The second side, meanwhile, leads into a clubbier Amapiano space.

The tracks on Phases are a way of empowering all different types of girls and promoting respect for women. Over You finds strength and power in breaking-up with a cheating ex, while Strip Club, featuring Ghetts, flips the male-led narrative, instead putting the woman in charge. “I want people to relate to the stories Im telling,” she says.

Moonchild Sanelly has become well known for unapologetically spreading her message of female empowerment: “liberation for women, in the bedroom, in the boardroom, knowing your power… I need to be heard by a lot of people”.

Collaboration has been core to Moonchild Sanelly and on Phases, she features 6 artists and producers

Carrying South Africa along with her has long been important for her, too, and it’s something that’s reflected on Phases. She is joined by two of the country’s most exciting rappers- Blxckie on ULi and Sir Trill on Soyenza.

Collaboration has been core to Moonchild Sanelly since her award-winning debut album Rabulapha!. She not only dominated the Gqom and Amapiano scenes in SA but with her international hits and collaborations with Wizkid, Beyonce (featuring on “MY POWER”), Gorillaz (“With Love To An Ex”) and Ghetts (“Mozambique”).

Phases is a highly collaborative record, too, with production and guest features from Sad Night Dynamite, Wesley Joseph, Xavier Thomas (Débruit), TOKiMONSTA, HOLLY and Aramboa.

The album’s title takes on a multitude of meanings: via the range of genres covered across its runtime, the different sounds and styles that it encompasses and the personal journey that Sanelisiwe Twisha has taken to get to this point. But, for Moonchild Sanelly, it’s more literal than that: “I think that, with this album, Ive managed to piece all the different parts of me together, because Im known for different things in different parts of the world. I think you get to know me better with Phases – all the different sides of me.”

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