The highly anticipated body of work Aluta Continua is finally dropping on the 1st of October 2021, courtesy of Babalwa M. This is her first solo project and a glimpse of what she has in store for us, a definite HEAT!!!
The album is nothing short of an inner being healer it has sounds of reassurance and restoration that even if there may be struggles the journey continues. The talented songstress has a powerful commanding voice that awakens the human spirit, it touches the soul and guarantees you that all will be well just continue with the journey.
The INTRO is literally the description we needed to better understand the singer as she showcases her talents by harmonizing to the instrument played by XolaniGuitars, no words spoken but we clearly understand what she portrays which are sounds of beauty all produced by Kelvin Momo who clearly understood the assignment. The following single is UNGAZILIBALI which translates to ‘don’t forget who you are’; put yourself first and pray for yourself which touches on the spiritual side.
SO MILA features yet again the talented producer Kelvin Momo you can tell by the ‘expensive amapiano’ sound, this is another motivation that keep pushing God sees the efforts and all will come together, this project is definitely certified as the most soulful/spiritual Amapiano album. KSASA LAM is a plea from generation to generation to be considerate of the future we are building for ourselves, never to be ungrateful of the love and sacrifices parents make for us but to appreciate and live a life that will benefit our future.
SWEETER is another vocal flex, Babalwa M is too talented it’s only fair to give her the best vocal artist title. The song speaks about a sweeter love that gives you hope and rejuvenates it may be the love God has for you, your lover or family but it’s love worth having.
Who else to feature if not the greatest producer you already know who it is, SUKA is the next groove anthem for ladies a warning to the gents not to be messed with because ladies aren’t there for them, they just want to have fun. Babalwa brings Yumbs and Kelvin Momo on this one titled MAKWANDE which is a song of praise to God and ancestors for light and prosperity, for doors to open and success to prevail.
As we all know we have been faced with hardships in the past years in every way imaginable as a country and we only had ourselves to survive and push through. ALUTA CONTINUA is that cry we needed nationally to rejuvenate hope and will to keep on going because the finish line is near, victory is certain.
What are the streets without JAIVA and AMA’FILM? Incomplete. These two songs are exactly the groove tier, play these tracks everyone will stand up even if you’re asleep you WILL wake up! It’s safe to say we’re ready for December thanks to Babalwa M, Mphow69 and Kelvin Momo, the queen. PICTURE PERFECT is a sum up of the project, ‘what a time to be alive’, alive and graced with such beautiful musical genius sounds.
Warning! Babalwa M is a show-off when it comes to the vocals, leaving our ears with a BANG or should I say banger! LALABY – OUTRO will leave you wanting more from the vocalist, serenading our ears. This body of work deserves a LISTEN, the best project to come out from Amapiano female vocalists!!
The ALUTA CONTINUA album delivered classics that are a sophisticated sound, and they complement Babalwa M’s lyrical ingenuity: spiritually it takes you on a journey beyond what the eye can see, you might end up closing your eyes while listening as you transition from worldly to unworldly in 12 songs elegantly.
- There is always thought and motivation behind every song, what inspired Aluta Continua?
“I wanted to tell a story on how the industry has been for my musical journey basically explaining some doors I knocked on never opened but I met people who gave me a chance like Kelvin Momo who gave me a platform”
- As a female taking up space in the industry, how has your journey been and how does it feel seeing your work getting recognized?
“It has been amazing I haven’t shot a lot of visual content, but it was awesome to hear people say they were healed by listening to my music and it’s been an interesting journey because as much as I’m doing Amapiano it’s not only focused on that but infused with a bit of jazz too”
- Are there more collaborations with different genres in the future or you will stick to holding it down as the piano vocalist?
“I’m definitely going to jump on other genres as I’m very musical and I want people to grow with me as I venture into my journey in music.”
- The song was recoded and done in 30 minutes.
- Babalwa M freestyled on the song, she never wrote anything.
aluta continua vitoria e certa ‘The struggle the continues, victory is certain’
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