Moonchild Sanelly releases new single, signs to Transgressive Recs
South Africa’s “Queen of Gqom,” Moonchild Sanelly, has collaborated with Beyoncé, Die Antwoord, Gorillaz, Diplo and Wizkid.
Now stepping out with Transgressive Records, Moonchild Sanelly is looking to take her electrifying music and unique style to an international audience.
She has just shared her brand new single “Bashiri” – a banger that jibes preachers who use the church for capital gain.
Sanelly explains, “Bashiri is a song inspired by a woman’s testimony in a church where the pastor is treated like a god whilst monetizing religion.
“People pay for ‘miracle oil’ whilst the pastor lands at the service in a helicopter, being treated like God himself despite taking money from his congregation.
“This song is from the perspective of a Bashiri disciple whose husband was cheating.
“In the song, this woman is lamenting her relationship and takes her husband to her pastor, who promises that he can perform a miracle to make her husband faithful.
“Which is ridiculous because infidelity is not solved through prayer and tithing.”
A global superstar waiting to happen…
Fearless, inclusive and a lot of fun, Moonchild Sanelley is “a global superstar waiting to happen” according to Damon Albarn (Gorillaz).
On signing to Transgressive she says: “I’m super excited to finally find a label that ‘gets it’ and is ready to fly my message across the world. It’s about to get Globally LIT. I’m excited AF.”
Transgressive on signing Moonchild Sanelly:
“Uncompromising, ground-breaking and immediately distinctive, as soon as you’ve encountered Moonchild, you won’t forget it.
“Easily one of the most intoxicating voices, writers, performers and spokespersons we’ve ever had the pleasure of welcoming to the Transgressive family. It’s gonna be a trip.”
Stream Moonchild Sanelly Bashiri here.