Summer Life

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Summer Life
SummerLife.jpg
Studio album by
Released9 November 2018
RecordedApril–October 2018
Genre
Length46:02
LabelBusiswa Entertainment
ProducerBusiswa
Busiswa chronology
Highly Flavored
(2018)
Summer Life
(2018)
Singles from Summer Life
  1. "Ndiyi Lantombi"
    Released: 28 November 2018

Summer Life is the second studio album by South African recording artist, singer-songwriter Busiswa.

The album album features contributions from guest artists, including Uhuru, Dladla Mshunqisi, Cruel Boyz, KayGee The Vibe, Zingah, LaSoulMates, DJ Buckz and Gorna[1][2]

Background[edit]

Following the release of her fourth studio album Highly Flavoured (2017),[3] Busiswa gave birth to her first child, Lukhanyo Gqulu on 8 January 2018.[4] She took a hiatus from music in 2018 to focus on her new baby.

Gqulu announced on her social media that the album would be released on 9 November 2018 with the artwork of the album[5]

Composition[edit]

Summer Life is a Gqom album that incorporates elements of House Music and Kwaito.[6][7]

Critical reception[edit]

Sabelo Mkhabela of OkayAfrica wrote that "Busiswa is back with her second album, a year after her debut Highly Flavoured. Fittingly titled Summer Life, the new album spans 10 tracks, and, as you'd expect, will make it impossible for you to listen without shaking parts of your body. Sonically, Summer Life leans towards gqom......"[8]

Promotion[edit]

Gqulu made several television appearances and live performances in support of the album. On 9 November 2018, on the release Busiswa performed live on Live Amp[6] Busiswa also made appearance on uMhlobo Wenene FM radio to promote the album.

Accolades[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2019 Summer Life Best Kwaito/Gqom/AmaPiano Album Nominated
Busiswa Female Artist Of The Year Nominated

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Summer Life" (feat DJ Buckz & Gorna)3:53
2."Chesa Mpama" (feat LaSoulMates)6:09
3."uWrongo" (feat. RudeBoyz)4:38
4."Shikisha" (feat Uhuru)4:45
5."Nyan Nyan" (feat Zingah)5:04
6."iSdudla" (feat Dladla Mshunqisi)4:53
7."Jam" (feat Da Fresh, Athi & LaSoulMates)4:24
8."Goduka" (feat Cruel Boyz)4:53
9."Weh DJ" (feat KayGee The Vibe)6:22
10."Ndiyi Lantombi (Outro)"1:35
Total length:46:02

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Summer Life by Busiswa on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Busiswa – Summer Life / Ditto Music". Essential House. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Chi King, Cavie, Dana Dane & Wayne G ‘Highly Flavored’ (feat. Bo Roc)". The Hype Magazine. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Congrats! Busiswa's baby has arrived". Sunday Times (Johannesburg). Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Busiswa announces her new album – BONA Magazine". bona.co.za. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Listen to Busiswa's new album, Summer Life". JustNje. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Busiswa, the queen of summer time jamming, just released an album". prospect.zone. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Listen to Busiswa's New Album 'Summer Life' Featuring RudeBoyz, Dladla Mshunqisi, Uhuru And More". okayafrica.com. Retrieved 30 November 2018.