Award-winning singer – Zahara has just released her 4th studio album ‘Mgodi.’
This release follows her 3rd delivery ‘Country Girl’ which released back in 2015 and managed to get a platinum plaque.
With ‘Mgodi,’ she continues her story-telling and carries on her signature sound combined with new elements.
Produced by Mojalefa “Mjakes” Thebe, who has created magic for the likes of Mzekezeke, Ntando and Brown Dash, Mgodi is the East London songbird’s fourth studio album and showcases a formidable troubadour in her prime.
The album features only three artists; American smooth jazz saxophonist – Kirk Whalum, Sivuyile and Mutukana Sisters.
Umsebenzi Wam is the opener of the album delivering a centric and melodic afro-pop vibe. With this song as an introduction to the album, Zahara reminds us of her signature sound of a traditional afro-pop balanced with jazzy elements. Her collaboration Umfazi with Kirk Whalum shows her diverse side and how her melody fits into any well-orchestrated melody. As she has always delivered the vibey and groovy jams people dance to with joy, Thembalam is one of the songs making that exact statement on this project. Other songs to enjoy on the album includes; Tribute, Yhini, Ndivulele, Love is in the Air and God In the Valley, which is inspired by Tracy Chapman’s 1988 classic – Baby Can I Hold You. The album brings a sad mood, it brings a joyous mood, the album also brings a jolly mood. This is a delivery for a happy, sad and every soul.
You can stream the full album below: