The soulful bliss that is “Pula” gives the listener a glimmer of hope in the shadow of COVID-19
The latest offering from the sensational singer-songwriter, Mpho Sebina, is a song titled “Pula.” The piece, which is a fusion of soul, hip-hop, and R&B, aims to give the listener a glimmer of hope and healing during this uncertain time of COVID-19.
The Nightingale picks up the cue: “Pula is a soul piece written and recorded during the lockdown in Johannesburg. The music video was also shot at home (in Joburg). The song takes you on a journey, exploring the emotional ups and downs that come with the new global state of life in the COVID-19 pandemic.”
During a time that is compelling people to give up the pleasures they are accustomed to, Sebina is keeping sane under lockdown in Gauteng by creating new music and forging new musical partnerships. The track was released last week and is on iTunes while the music video, which comes with subtitles in Setswana, is available on Youtube.
The song was arranged and produced by Nick Tumisang Ngwenya, who is a Motswana, while the visuals were directed by Yannis Sainte-Rose of Martinique and award-winning Motheo Moeng as Director of Photography.
In her newest track, Sebina continues to prove that she is a force to reckon with. This is little surprising because over the years she has carved her own niche without much difficulty, thanks in the main to her lyrical prowess. The native of Mochudi grew up on the sounds of Sade, UB40 and Boom Shaka, to name a few, all of who influenced her musical journey. Her EP titled “Neo” is available on iTunes. “Neo” is a bountiful fusion of soul, African rhythm and R&B.