Lorenzo releases 10-track compilation

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Mohalenyane Phakela

HIP hop sensation, Lorenzo, has released a 10-track compilation, entitled Missing, which is a shift from his usual laid back style.

Born Lereng Mosoang, the versatile singer, rapper and producer delves into the Afro-Pop genre in the latest offering, while also infusing elements of RnB and hip hop on other tracks.

Missing is Lorenzo’s sixth studio album with its up-tempo beats sure to feature in many a dance floor. It, however, still carries soulful melodies for which Lorenzo is better known for.

In an interview this week, Lorenzo revealed that Missing was motivated by the artist’s own life experiences; both professional and personal.

“I lost a loved a loved one whom I still feel took a part of me with them, so the album is about a guy who is content about his life but feels that there is that one piece missing to complete the puzzle, being that lost loved one,” Lorenzo said.

In all the tracks, the theme of love resonates, albeit in different forms. In one track he talks about the apple of his eye who stole his heart, while in another he reassures a companion that he’s got their back no matter what.

In Ke Bophelo (Its life), Lorenzo talks of his love for Jesus Christ through whom he has been saved from all of life’s troubles.

Listening to the compilation, it is hard to select outstanding tracks, but the versatile musician said the tracks fans can look out for are Ola! which is about the Kasi (hood) life, Flash Lights about the busy nightlife and the title track Missing.

Despite just releasing his latest offering, Lorenzo is already pursuing another musical project which will hit the market soon.

“I have collaborated with musician Thapelo Lebaka to come up with a fresh Jazz compilation which will drop soon since it is already a complete project,” said the seemingly indefatigable artist.

On the milestone of 10 years in the music industry, Lorenzo said: “I now have the freedom of creativity as I produce my own sound, which is something I always wanted.

“It is through this music that I wish to inspire young people to believe in their dreams, for if I made it so can they. If one is passionate and dedicated to his craft, then he will definitely be competent in it and this will bring good results, which is money.”

While the local music industry has grown over the years, Lorenzo said, there is still room for improvement as most artist still need to improve the quality of their sound, engage in promotional tours and market themselves well to make Lesotho’s music make inroads globally.

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