Mpumi feat. Bucie ‘Black Man’ is a song of solidarity
New music: Mpumi feat. Bucie Black Man
It really is a beautiful thing when sisters dwell in harmony.
Mpumi Mzobe and Bucie, two regal ladies of House Music, come together in harmony on “Black Man,” a single that was released this past Friday.
The DJ Active produced track is a love song with a difference as it celebrates and affirms men of colour.
This is not the first time the two have collaborated on a track, as Mpumi was featured on “Soz’Uphinde”, a single from Bucie’s 2018 “Rebirth” album.
Their first collaboration came at a time countless headlines screamed about an ever increasing wave of horrific incidents of gender-based violence.
“Soz’Uphinde” therefore reaffirmed the innate beauty, worth and strength of all women.
Mpumi feat. Bucie Black Man
This time around the two powerful songbirds project a message of support and solidarity with black men, hence the title.
Sitting atop a simple and clean beat, while slightly a few seconds above four minutes, “Black Man” is a radio ready track.
Mpumi sets things of in a mixture of Zulu and English saluting ndod’emnyama for being resilient through seeing and being through it all, yet remaining standing.
Bucie alights on the second verse ever so delicately in her signature velvet lilt.
“You are the one
“My protector and my King,” she croons very convincingly.
That being said I really tried hard, but failed, to shake of the feeling that on “Black Man” Mpumi didn’t go as hard as she is capable of.
She has a fair go at it and were she any other vocalist that would have sufficed, but this is not just any vocalist nje.
This after all is the same Mpumi who can tear out her heart, pour it out in the studio and leave us all weepy with exceptional records like the hauntingly beautiful “Kuwe”, “Busa” or even the earth shaking delivery of “Somandla” and “Yahweh.”
This is a Mpumi whom I’m eager to hear on her forthcoming studio album titled “Nompumelelo” from which “Black Man” is drawn.
“Black Man” is available on all major digital platforms.
“Nompumelelo” which is most likely named after the songstress, is expected on the 31st of July and will feature collaborations with artists like Professor, Drumpope, DJ SK, and Trademark among others.
Listen to Mpumi feat. Bucie ‘Black Man’ here.