Shekinah, South Africa’s beloved R&B pop maverick, has recently made waves with the release of her latest album, Trouble in Paradise. It’s the number one album in SA right now, and has been described beautifully by numerous fans as a free therapy session, given the energy of the melodies and the subject matter of the album.
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The album comes four years after the release of 2017’s Rose Gold, and deals with topics that are more serious and painful, the bio for Trouble in Paradise expresses.
Shekhina expressed that the album was influenced largely by Covid-19, which “forced [her] to reconnect with being in studio.” She expressed that beforehand she had been so focused on doing shows and building Rosefest (a festival hailing women empowerment founded by herself) that she had previously avoided the studio.
“I think Covid-19 just quieted everything down” she noted.
Shekhinah’s album offers a gorgeous showcasing of creativity born in an incredibly difficult time period, and the beauty of growing through unconventional times.
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