Shera The DJ has released a new single titled ‘Hamba Uzobuya’. As a woman in the entertainment industry, she saw it only fit to release the single during this month.
Versatile House DJ and vocalist raised in the city of Johannesburg, Shera The DJ, released a single with elements that embody a sound created from a fusion of Jazz, House as well as Amapiano. The song begins with a whisper of sound before slowly transforming into upbeat vibrations introduced by a base drop.
It is a synergy of her vocals and lyrics with the production of Kiddyondebeat. Collaborating for Shera and Kiddyondebeat wasn’t difficult because they fused together their musical gifts on an everyday basis, from late afternoons to early mornings, seven days a week. Hamba Uzobuya was brought into existence while preparing to depart from a week of recording music. It is the last song created and the first to be shared with the world from what came from their week together. She happily expresses that Kiddyondebeat produced a beautiful beat that she couldn’t resist recording on. Every component of the song came from the heart. She describes the creative process as an organic ‘stop and go’ whereby the music guided her. Writing was a minimal effort. “The music tells me what it wants to say. I allow the music to lead me. When the note says a certain thing, I listen to what it is saying and translating to me”, she says.
The musical elements of Hamba Uzobuya led Shera to deliver a story of heartbreak and the departure of a lover. For her, the single is an utterance reminding one that departure has consequences. It was important for her that the sound brings this message to life. Her inspiration is rooted in our universal experiences. “When I am writing, what inspires me is making music that everyone can relate to. I take the experiences that we have all been through and I write about them”, she explains. Additionally, the narrative of her new release is a reflection of why she makes music. She explains that she makes music that resonates with what people are feeling or for those moments when they need someone to understand what they are going through. It is music for all ages.
Her inspiration and why she makes music come to life in her other singles too. Thus, it comes as no surprise that Hamba Uzobuya is also a single we can resonate with.