After the year we’ve had, Ami Faku’s latest release featuring award-winning rapper, Emtee, is apt for the times that we’re in.
Titled Lala Ngoxolo, meaning “rest in peace”, Eastern Cape’s voice of modern Afro Soul, Ami Faku has yet again created the perfect soundtrack befitting of the mood of the country as she did with her Platinum-selling single, Imali.
Ami Faku remembers those that we’ve lost with lyrics such as, “Sobonana kweli linye ilizwe / we’ll see each other in a different world” and “Akusafani la ma ungekho / it’s not the same here without you”. Lala Ngoxolo is a poignant track that the country can find joy, peace and healing in, all the whilst paying respect to those that have fallen and passed on.
2020 saw the year suffer a great deal. Tragedy has struck from devastating accidents, merciless GBV and, of course, COVID-19 related everything. Ami Faku hopes her latest release will aid in the journey of overcoming loss in one’s life as we bid farewell to those no longer with us.
The song has an upbeat tempo, accompanied by the soulful voice of Ami Faku alongside Emtee’s melodies, does not leave us in a sombre mood. It gives us hope that there will be a better day to come and that, although we have lost someone dear in our lives, we hope that wherever they are, they are at peace. The captivating and soothing guitars draw our attention and our heartstrings, which takes the listeners to a place of rejoicing. The melodies make the song appealing to a wide range of musical ears and all people.
She ended the year on a high note with her single, Uwrongo, making the Time Magazine’s “10 Best Songs of 2020” and Obama’s favourite music list. All eyes are on SA’s Female Artist Of The Year. She is pegged to have yet another phenomenal year reaching audiences far and wide with her golden voice.
Lala Ngoxolo is out today on DSPs.