Although she has been in the music industry for years, Sebina rose to fame last year as the featured vocalist on Dinaledi by Major League DJz.
She dropped her first EP, Neo, in 2017 and her debut album Lora in November.
“I love the song. It’s out of my comfort zone of the music I have been making in the last few years. But last year, I started experimenting with my sound because I felt like I have been boxing myself. Coming out of my bubble has been my favourite thing about this process,” Sebina said.
“Everyone loves Brenda and I’m scared of people saying ‘why did they even touch that song’. At first I was mad excited when I was asked and honoured to remake one of our heroes. But as the process was going further it was just pure nerves.”
The new version was produced by DJ Kenza and Favi Motsemme.
Ironically, before she started recording original music, Sebina had recorded a cover of the song six years ago.
The demo is said to have then landed on Gallo Records A&R Session with Black Coffee, which is how they settled on Sebina to officially remake it.
“Growing up with such a beautiful light in our space before I even knew I was going to be a musician, I just remember thinking Brenda is an incredible woman. She was comfortable in her skin and she inspired me to be free in myself,” Sebina said.
“I’m quite a sad girl. Gen Z has coined people like me “sad girls worldwide”. I enjoy melancholic music and I like music where we slow it down on a Sunday morning. So that was my interpretation of the music, I wanted to bring the song into a melancholic, deep and soulful space.”