South African musician Siyanqoba Mthethwa is coming out with new music this year. Siyanqoba has been in the music industry for over a decade and is now set to release his solo “LOVE themed” debut album. The “LOVE themed” album has an African jazz sound and is titled “Coming Out”. Its a treat to music lovers and set for released on Valentine’s Day, Monday the 14th of February 2022.
All of my life’s experiences, inspirations, and triumphs have been infused into this project in the hopes of bringing a love culture.Siyanqoba Mthethwa on debut album
Hailing from Esikhawini in KwaZulu-Natal, Siyanqoba has made a name for himself in the gospel music industry across the country. For more than 10 years, he has been an integral part of the well-known gospel ensemble Joyous Celebration, where he served as a music producer. The contemporary musician has earned a name for himself in the hearts and minds of South Africans for his skills on the keys.
About the Music & Sound
Siyanqoba’s new album embodies all that’s great about blending soul, blues, and Afro-jazz with an African touch. In the ‘Coming Out’ album , Siyanqoba features the likes of Xolly Mncwango, Unathi Mzekeli, Ndu Shezi, and many more. It requires an ear that is open to a soulful, African and jazzy music feel.
Siyanqoba On Composing Music
Commenting on the process behind the music Siyanqoba shared saying, “All of my life’s experiences, inspirations, and triumphs have been infused into this project in the hopes of bringing a love culture, joy and some sense of peace to the many who have an acquired taste for a soulful, African and jazzy music feel.”
Songs with titles like “iLobolo,” an African practice known as the “Customary Law of Marriage” in South Africa, are part of the album’s infused feel.
“My first album is made up of years of impromptu musical pieces that would emerge during random
jam sessions, project rehearsals, personal studio time, and even while driving. In my brain, I’d jam to a song phrase, which I’d then translate into a melody and record it, only to have an amazing song as the end-product”, shared Siyanqoba.
Siyanqoba Mthethwa’s debut album “Coming Out” will be available on all digital streaming platforms
from the 14th of February 2022.
More About Siyanqoba Mthethwa
Siyanqoba Mthethwa contributed immensely to the South African music scene as pianist, producer, business man and musical director. Siyanqoba also served in the church as an all-round Musial Director and voice trainer. His major breakthrough came after joining Joyous Celebration back in 2010 as a pianist and has since served as the group’s musical director. He is Joyous Celebration’s 3rd Music Director after Nqubeko Mbatha and co-founder Mthunzi Namba.
Many doors opened for him and has worked with the likes of Emie Smith, Swazi Dlamini, Tshepo Mngoma, Siphokazi, Nokukhanya Dlamini, Judith Sephuma, Ntokozo Mambo, Nqubeko Mbatha, Mthunzi Namba, Jabu Hlongwane, Sibongile Khumalo, Oliver Mtukudzi, and many other well-known successful artists throughout a variety of genres.
Siyanqoba then spread his wings further and to work on national television music shows. Working with a number of television shows namely “I Want to Sing Gospel” as the pronounced show musical director, Afro Café, One Gospel, SABC1 with Joyous Celebration, SABC2 with Judith Sephuma and “It’s Gospel Time” hosted by Dr. Rebecca Malope. He continues to build a credible reputation in the music industry.
Debut Album Release Details
Siyanqoba Mthethwa’s debut album “Coming Out” is available on all reputable digital streaming platforms from the 14th of February 2022.
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Article curtesy of Drew Africa and Dita Consulting