Ami Faku’s latest release, Lala Ngoxolo, featuring Emtee, is a fitting song for the past year, as she uses it to acknowledge the lives lost to COVID-19.
Ami Faku’s Lala Ngoxolo, featuring Emtee, was released today, 22 January 2021, which directly translates to “rest in peace.” Although the emotional song has an up-tempo rhythm, Ami’s afro-soul voice rhythmically delivers the intent of the single, which is to provide comfort for those in mourning. Lala Ngoxolo also sets the tone for the mood of the country, with many South Africans grappling to make sense of the pandemic that has claimed so many lives.
Lala Ngoxolo gives the listener hope that there will be better days, as our loved ones are now in peace. Emtee’s verse also contributes to the vibrancy of the song, which complements the tune perfectly. The captivating and soothing guitar instrumentals pick up the mood to a feeling of hopefulness, and the melodies make the song appealing to a wide range of music fans, despite it being sung in isiZulu.
The single is available for purchase on Apple Music.
Listen to Lala Ngoxolo below.