Mulberry drops sophomore album

Having dropped her first album, I Am Mulberry, last May, the Afropop musician recently followed it up with Mbekuru, released in the first week of October.

16 October 2020 | Art and Entertainment

MICHAEL KAYUNDE

WINDHOEK



Released under Hybrid Rekordz, Mulberry's 13-track sophomore album opens with an up-tempo song titled Take You Back, setting the tone for what is to follow.

Produced by Kallo on Beat, Take You Back is labelled an Afrobeat track, but has a rich oviritje influence.

Dominantly an Afropop artist, on the album Mulberry explores other genres such as ma/gaisa, amapiano, house and even R&B. Another outstanding thing about the album is the choice of artists she chose to work with. The project features Kalux, Jayden, Mangoli and Mr. Style from South Africa.

Having listened it a few times, the album boasts potential commercially viable singles such as Mbekuru, Mbakurama, Orusuvero and the Amapiano track Kambura.



Beats and vocals

Production wise, Mulberry made wise beat selections, which she complemented well with her vocals and those who collaborated with her on this project.

On the other hand, the album has a strong South African influence sonically, which is not necessarily a bad thing, but it does take away from the authentic Namibian sound.

This is testament on tracks like Mbakirapuno Vandu, which is a remake of a Brenda Fassie song.

With the album officially out, I can't wait to see the songs Mulberry and her team will go for as singles.

Physical copies are available at Antonio's Art and will be digitally available on Donlu Music Africa and ViralCom as of next week, her manager said.



RATING: 3/5

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