Words by Fisayo Okare
With Afro-soul house roots, South African singer-song writer, Donald Moatshe continues to refine his delivery and style with each new release. When Donald debuted his critically acclaimed sophomore album Train of Love in 2012, his prodigious technique distinguished him from the other few artists drawing on the influences. His confidence in the future success of the album after its release was almost clairvoyant, judging by the success of the lead single “I Deserve”. Before the first quarter of the following year had ended, Donald was nominated for a BET award against Nigeria’s 2Face Idibia and Ice Prince, Ghana’s R2Bees, and Radio and Weasel from Uganda. In the intervening years, his sound has only gotten better.
That same year he bagged the nominations, Donald once spoke about the need to unite more and do more collaborations and concerts together, to better the South-African music industry. Today, the standard has definitely improved a lot and now, he’s been going beyond the borders of his country to unite with artists from other parts of Africa. As he debuts his fourth studio album this year, Something More, he taps Tiwa Savage for “Rain Drops” one of the singles from the 10-track album.
Not a single note sounds out of place here, meshing into a delightful whole. And if you doubt, listen to “Rain Drops” again and again. On the third listen, it should be an epiphany.
Check out the video below.
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