Apple Music today announced soulful SA singer-songwriter Msaki (real name Asanda Lusaseni Mvana), as its latest Isgubhu cover star.
she tells Apple Music.
Born and raised in the Eastern Cape, Msaki creates songs that combine soulful folk with symphonic movements, and her deeply soulful vocal and lyrics communicate profound messages as she sings of love and loss, and home and hope.
Known as an accomplished acoustic folk guitarist, Msaki is equally as comfortable taking centre stage on some of SA’s biggest house tracks like “Fetch Your Life” with Prince Kaybee, “Ubomi Abumanga” and “Chasing Summer” with Sun-El Musician, as well as “Sizophelelaphi” with Oskido. In anticipation of her two-album release, Platinumb heart Open and Platinumb Heart Beating, on 19 November, Msaki has been very open about her decision to release a double album that reflects the duality of her musical career, and speaks to both of her audiences.
Msaki has also created an exclusive Isgubhu playlist that features tracks that are exemplary of South Africa’s undeniable excellence in house music.