We don’t know about you, but we’re currently looking for that perfect album that can soundtrack our fun-filled summer, and our search has ended with Shungudzo’s debut album I’m not a mother, but I have children. Laced with smooth-sailing neo-soul sensibilities and richly produced productions, the singer easily navigates us through a sea of spiritual realization and heartwarming lyricism. Meticulously crafting her own safe space on the project, the singer brings together a unique fusion of Zimbabwean sonics and contemporary R&B, resulting in a layered kaleidoscopic soundscape that radiates optimism. Dropping a video for the titular track today, the artist brings the energy of the single to life and pulls us into an abstract world that explores themes of rebirth and new life.
Opening up on the production process, the singer revealed, “I hope that being open about the range of emotions I’ve felt over the Black experience, the female experience and the human experience encourages other people to be more open about what they’re going through.”
Bringing various topics to the forefront of her project, the rising artist makes a bold stance on societal issues throughout the album, touching on spiritual health, the fetishization of minorities, and relationship growth for the accompanying video. Proving that music is more than just superficial lyricism and good beats, we think huge things are coming the artist’s way.
Check out the project and video below now…