Kelly Khumalo releases a follow-up to 2016's My Truth.
South Africans singer Kelly Khumalo has a new album out titled Unleashed. The 12-track album is, as expected, soulful with music that leans towards jazz, soul and Afropop. It's a follow-up to 2016's My Truth.
The artist told The Sunday Independent that the album took nine months to make, adding:
"It's a full pregnancy, and I've gone through all the phases. I've gone through morning sickness, depression and all the emotions that one can possibly think of to finally give birth to this."
Most songs on Unleashed reveal a happy Kelly, who is dealing with her issues with a positive outlook on life through the challenges she faces. This is a recurring theme throughout the album, which consists mostly of love songs and personal songs such as "Happiness" and "Strong Woman." There are also a few gospel songs such as "Jehova" and "Your Will."
Unleashed only has three guest features—the rapper J F.L.O, and singers Vusi Nova and Kyle Deutsch. The latter appears on "Lonely Fool," which is produced by Durban-based electronic/pop producer Sketchy Bongo.