Sha Sha’s ‘Themba Lami’ is a FEMME HOUR staple that’s best heard on the edge of a seat, gasping. And by being a far cry from the regular contradiction of soulful vocals and a house production served and eaten up at any groove ever, the song paves the way to the promise of a new sound.
Equally yoked, Sha Sha and Ami Faku deliver in a depot fashion, vibes trickling in, ever so slowly, as if to say “Hush, we’ve got nowhere else to be”. The energy is as ethereal as it is tangible – perceptible by touch and all the other senses.
The song’s reserved R&B production reinforces Sha Sha’s sonic reinvention, and in all honesty, the industry was wrong to dub her the ‘Queen of Amapiano’ in the first place.
Sha Sha’s upcoming ‘I’m Alive’ is already proving to be detached from her past work, budding from a new source of calm inspiration – whatever that might be.