Turning pain into melodious songs and expressing strength and hopefulness in a world filled with uncertainty and ingenuity, this week’s update of Psst! New Stuff features beautiful, emotional and soulful music from across the continent.
Cassper dedicates ‘Khotso’ to his son and late brother, and speaks on how the loss of his brother has been hard on his mother. He reverses the concept of God giving and taking to God taking and giving, in a bid to make a sad song that people can dance to. ‘Khotso’ is the album opener on his freshly released project Sweet and Short 2.0.
DJ Aroma enlists the help of Nigeria’s Mr Eazi and MafiKizolo’s Nhlanhla Nciza to deliver this interesting Amapiano song on which they plead with their lovers to stick with them.
Zamir and Odunsi talk about a girl whose heart is guarded tightly to avoid falling deeply in love as it hurts badly.
Zambia’s El Mukuka comes through with this summer jam. A soulful song that sets you in the mood for a good time under the sunset by the ocean in summer.
Mizzle and Wande Coal flex vocals on this song dedicated to Angelica, letting her know how much they want to spend time with her. Angelica is such a lucky girl.
Trap-infused bass and drumline paired with soft melodic guitar riffs make this one special. An emotional song that speaks about the highs and lows of life, a hope for a better future and an admonishment for people who are on the verge of giving up.
A personal favorite on this week’s new releases. Rexxie’s album opener ‘Frenemies’ featuring Oxlade is a subtly emotional song on which Oxlade speaks about being surrounded by people who mask their ingenuity in a facade of love and friendship. The melodic chants will have you glued from the very beginning till the end.
Nissi’s distinct voice conveys the energizing vibe that the lyrics contain. Both artistes confidently talk about their journey and how they will continue to navigate through life without letting anything get in their way.
Reekado wants his lover to know that she’s home and he will always find his way back to her, no matter where he goes.
25K and A-Reece are emotional on this hip-hop song, delving into stories about their past and present states of mind, losing loved ones and the sacrifices they are willing to make for their friends.
An expression of youthful exuberance on a high energy beat. Bella Shmurda asks for God’s protection as he lives a fast life on ‘Party Next Door’