The Namibian (Windhoek)

19 December 2012

Namibia: Blossom to Drop 'Komuthima Gwomeya'

The northern town of Ondangwa will be the centre of attraction this weekend after singing sensation Blossom announced that she will launch her debut album 'Komuthima Gwomeya' there on Saturday.

Comprising 12 tracks, the album is poised to rate amongst the best releases of the year, with the title track definitely one of the biggest hits of the CD.

What makes this album exceptional is the fact that all the songs are recorded with live instruments with Blossom's acoustic guitar being a prominent feature on the album.

The album opens with the soulful 'Mekolo Lyoye' which is a slow jam full of beautiful harmonies and melodies, ala Joan Armatrading style.

The guitar-strutting really put the creative mind to work when she composed the funky 'Coming Home', which reminds one of the days when Tracy Chapman's music was reigning supreme in the townships of the country.

Blossom brings her soulfulness strongly to the fore on 'Je Taime' on which she roped in the creative mind of Samuel Batola, who is probably the finest lead guitar player in the country, also gifted with a beautiful voice.

'Komuthima Gwomeya' gives me goosebumps every time I hear it. This is a very special song which brings out Blossom's soulful nature. Definitely my personal favourite track on the beautiful album.

I just love the guitar interplay on 'Somebody Answer' on which Blossom compliments the harmonies very well with her powerful voice.

'Nangula' sounds like a blend of African roots music and the modern day rock and I just love the manner in which the artist expresses herself on the vocals.

Namibian Shambo Queen Tunakie makes her presence felt strong on 'Tulila' as the two singers combine well to come up with a potential hit song, which is further spiced up by the Oshiwambo traditional sounds.

A beautiful dance track indeed, which is definitely going to be a big hit with those who are very comfortable with moving their bodies on the dance floor.

The Kizomba beat is very evident on the beautiful 'Ondjila Yetu' and Blossom combines well once again with guitar expert Sam Batola, to create the inspiring 'Freedom'. A very good album from a very talented artist.

Blossom is one of the brightest new musicians on the Namibian scene, she is bound for international stardom if she continues to work hard on her music career.

The album sells for N$100 a copy and it is available from Antonio Arts, Mono Music Shop, Kapana Service Station and Young Ones.

The launch will take place at Facebook Lounge, starting at 20h00.

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