Friday, 4 January 2013
CD REVIEW! Zwai Bala - Indigo Child
Zwai Bala has journeyed and matured from the kwaito trio TKZee and the family days into a musical entrepreneur. Recognised as one of the top crossover producers and musical directors in the country, Zwai has been a very busy man, composing and producing his latest offering, Indigo Child. A true legend is Zwai. His sharp composing skills are fully showcased on this album, giving people a great dose of songs that are matured. Proving his worth, the project carries musical bombs including smashing hit single, ‘Umlilo Masibase’. Good to the ear, the song has been doing rounds and the response has been overwhelming. A mix of different musical taste, this release does not only illustrate the perfect food for the soul but also offers an interesting take on something that’s called, “Quality Music”. Mixing different ingredients, the album fills the pot with some traditional and modern sounds. With a team of skilled individuals, Zwai is bringing nothing but the best for music lovers who appreciate well-cooked music. Throughout the album, the artist does not only display his amazing singing ability, he goes an extra mile and jot down breathing taking melodies. Each song on the album delivers a strong message of love, peace and ways to live happily. On this release, Zwai swings perfectly on the melodies while the live bass guitar gives the album a unique feel. The usage of live musical instruments is yet another strong point on the album – they give more life to the overall project. The acoustic guitar that gets thrown into the mix also gives the project a different feel from what people are exposed to. From the introduction until the last number, it is that easy to tell that the artist spent sleepless nights mastering each song. The talent knew exactly what he was doing; his approach as a singer and producer is superbly fine. Indigo Child is very touching and spiritual release and has songs that can be played at various stages of time. The artist took his time to compose really uplifting songs, none of which are disappointing.