Hero is a song that delivers a message from a heart that has been broken a couple of times and is holding out for a Hero to save it from tears and sorrows.
The song also shows show us that hero comes in many ways, and so with this song, we celebrate all heroes that have ever lived.
The duo fused Afro-fusion and rap as they celebrated Heroes Day with their latest offering.
The single is now available on a number of digital platforms.
Listening to the single, one is taken on a journey of an imaginative storyline and powerful lyrics that are meant to unite societies through encouraging people to celebrate each other on a daily basis.
Noluntu J’s Interview:
- Appeal: What drew you to make the project in the first place? Was marketing a factor, or something else? When my heart had been broken so many times for song long, and I finally found a place of love and peace, I knew I had found a Hero that I never knew I was looking for.
- Interest: Did the beat grab you on first hearing, or did it need repeated listening before you started enjoying it? Poly had told me that he made something for me, I fell in love with the beat at first listen and from that moment I knew something big was coming.
Music and Lyrics
- Musical style: Does the single project fit into a particular musical genre, or does it borrow from multiple forms? Can you spot key influences? Have these been merely copied or has there been development, updating or reworking? What was most original about the music? The single project borrows from a couple of genres, Afro Pop, Afro Jazz, Afro Trap, together it’s Afro Fusion. The whole song was influenced by a Classic from the 80s Bonnie Tyler’s Hero, and it was developed. The most original about the song is the Afro sensation, the contemporary jazz in it and powerful voices coming together to fuse into the project.
- Musical impact: Were you affected emotionally by the song? Did these moments reflect or coincide with intensity in the lyrics? I was affected emotionally by the song, I even smile when listening to it, it makes me miss someone, these moments do reflect with the intensity in the lyrics.
- Lyrical high points: Does the track stick in your mind because of the lyrics? The track has been stuck in my mind since the day of composure
- Lyrical style: Is there a consistent lyrical style through the project, or a range? Is it immediately accessible, or does it require reflection? Do you sense that this is deliberate? I think the ‘Q’s in my lyrical style, it’s definitely deliberate.
- Lyrical imagery: Were there any key ideas or images which were inventive or which worked particularly well? Or some that were less successful? Yes there was a few key ideas that worked particularly well but had to be replaced.
- Allusions: Did any lyrics allude to other songs (previous songs made) , ideas or art-forms? Is there any religious themes that get appropriated or subverted? No lyrics alluded to any previous songs that I had made before.
- Characters: Does the project express the point of view of different persona and characters? Or does it seem more autobiographical? Or perhaps observations and reflections on historical or contemporary events and and situations? The project expresses the point of view of contemporary situations.
Taking the project as a whole
- Title: What does the track title reveal, if anything, about the project’s impact and themes. The track title reveals that not all hero’s wear caps, they come in different forms.
- Structure: Do you detect any clear purpose in the way the track is structured? Is there a sense of progression or grouping? Or does it seem more like a string of stand-alone tracks? I see a clear purpose in the way the track is structured, I think it’s a stand alone track.
Impact and provocations
- Worldviews and agendas: Are there hints of a consistent, underlying worldview through the project? What does it say about the nature of reality, morality or humanity? Are there ways in which this engages with, endorses or even challenges, a Christian worldview? How should we respond? The song says a lot about nature, I think it’s more of a black fairy tale, it also reflects more on African cultures.
- If you didn’t become a musician, what would you be doing right now? If I didn’t become a musician I’d be a Cook expert, Food and Cooking is my second passion.
- What do you feel is the best song you’ve ever released and why? I feel Ndlunkulu is the best song I’ve ever released because I had always been advised to stay away from Hip hop music because it has no positive impact just drugs and naked women, but I did it anyway in my way and I gained an even wider and more supportive audience.
- Which musician would you like to collaborate with next? I can’t say which Artist I’d like to collaborate with yet because I don’t have any new projects yet, and a Collaboration must be based on a connection.
- If you can have your fans remember one thing about you, what would it be? I’m Bold.
- If you could be a fruit, which one would you be and why? On a scale of 1-10, how good is your new single compared to your last one? f I were a fruit I’d be a fruit I’d be a Granny Smith Apple, she looks seductive and tasty. On a scale of 1-10 my track is on 8, I can’t compare my new single to my last because they’re 2 different genres with different audiences and targets.
- If you could date a local musician (Or Celebrity), who would it be and why? If I were to date a local celebrity it would be Njabulo (Sky’s Metro FM).
- Do you think you could get any better as a musician?And If so, how would you achieve that? I think I could get a lot better as a musician, and I would achieve that by learning more from those that have been in the Industry longer than I.
- If you had one message to give your fans, what would it be? I’d like to say to my fans, Stay positive, take no for an answer to what’s yours, and work hard
Noluntu J concluded by saying, ‘We’re in a time where we don’t know if we’ll live to see the next day and we hope that this track touches peoples’ souls to have faith and hope for a better tomorrow.”