The wait is over as Mr blues himself, Langa Mavuso has released his highly anticipated debut album titled LANGA.
We all know how Langa can take you through a whole love and emotional journey, he is an undeniable story teller. His tender and pleasing voice makes not only this recent project, but all his work so far extremely worth listening to.
On LANGA, “Searching” is a slow-paced number which achingly explores the artist’s search for true love amid constant doubts. “Spirit”, “Pretend” and “I Wish” are all tracks which bring about a slight sense of nostalgia––you’re immediately homesick for something or someone you may not even know. It’s hard to choose a favourite song when the entire album captures your heart.
On his latest interview, Langa said that a lyric that makes him particularly sad is, “You’ve got a new life. Your soul’s flown a new flight. I wish I could see you there.” He continues by saying, “[It’s] from “Love Lost”. It’s a song about the moment of letting go – we finally hear a positive reflection on the love shared in the past and it, I recount the memories of a love I’d lost through death and finally accepts the loss of it through this song.”
The 12-track project features pre-released tracks including the beloved “Intliziyo” featuring Loyiso, “Mvula” and “Love Lost” which dropped at the end of May this year. The album also features Zadok, Aimee George, Manana and Zöe Modiga. LANGA follows Mavuso’s 2018 Liminal Sketches EP.
Listen to the full album below:
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