Renowned songbird MaNala has made a triumphant return to the music industry after a hiatus of four years.
MaNala has recently released a new single called We Going In, which is set to make a big impact on the music scene.
The talented singer debuted the single during a virtual listening session on October 30. It will be featured on her upcoming EP titled In Her Glory.
During the virtual session, MaNala emotionally shared the ups and downs she experienced over the past four years. She explained how those years influenced not only her latest single, but also the other six songs on her upcoming EP.
She opened up about battling severe anxiety, which sometimes manifested as physical symptoms. Songwriting became her solace and therapy, providing her with a safe space to block out the chaos around her.
“Reflecting and relaxing through music has allowed me to find inner strength. When I felt consumed by fear and uncertainty, I learned to shift my focus. I engaged in activities that allowed my mind to wander, such as long walks and early morning runs – a time when it’s just me and Mother Nature,” said MaNala.
“Through the peacefulness of dawn, I found clarity and inspiration for both music and life in the company of chirping birds.”
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Penny Lebyane, a veteran broadcaster who attended the session, described the single as a “chart buster”.
“MaNala’s four-year break was spent wisely. She dedicated herself to perfecting her sound and honing her songwriting skills. What stands out about her music is her willingness to experiment with different sounds while staying true to her distinctive voice, rather than following the latest trends,” Lebyane said.
Boniswa Mselane, a renowned music PR executive, remarked, “MaNala works on her terms, and this EP will further endear her to her fans. Not only does she possess an incredible voice, but her songwriting is authentic.”
Thulisa Rubu, a social media commentator, noted, “This release will be successful not only because people are willing to give her a chance, but also because it features exceptional vocals, storytelling, visuals, and production. MaNala is an indigenous artist making her mark on streaming platforms. I’ve been a fan of MaNala since I discovered her song ‘Forever,’ featuring Gemini Major. She has a beautiful voice and her sound is refreshing, not cluttered with today’s exaggerated theatrics.”