Love. Live. Complicated. This is how Lady X encapsulates the lived South African woman experience.
After the success of her singles, she releases her debut album today, bang in the middle of Women's Month, and the messages could not have been more apt. She says the album is a tribute to the strengths of women and she had to dig deep from the courage of women of Africa when she created the recording.
The dynamic singer/songwriter has partnered up with acclaimed Afro- soul producer Mojalefa Thebe on production.
The album is a reflection of her musical journey and growth as it infuses the live elements of her four-piece band with her soulful and Afro house background, her newly found Afro-soul/pop sound and her jazz and blues vocal tone and melodies.
"The inspiration was to create an authentic sound. It is my truth and the truth of so many South African women.
"We've all fallen in and out of love and have endured what life brings, but we all have to pick ourselves up as the mbokodos we are, and we carry on with our complicated lives looking to a brighter tomorrow, that's what this album is for me. It is my way of expressing my journey and celebrating with each and everyone that relates to my music," says Lady X.