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Interview: Melo B Jones Muses on Love in New EP

The dynamic singer and songwriter's boom-bap soul EP 'The One' is abound with experiential musings on love and relationships.

In March, the self-proclaimed "boom-baptist", Melo B Jones returned with her new EP simply titled The One. The soulful singer, whose real name is Boitumelo Mpye, is a niche artist whose music is a motley blend of soul and R&B, heavily steeped in hip-hop sensibilities.

Melo B Jones introduced herself to the music industry, in 2011, when she released a collection of acapella songs, aptly titled Acapella Fela. Continuing on the same path, in 2014, she released a series of acapella covers of popular hip-hop songs — from AKA's "Run Jozi" to Chris Brown's "New Flame". Her official debut EP, titled The Start, would later be released in 2017.

Between then and now, she has maintained an online presence through freestyles and impromptu performances and covers. Activity and presence of this sort has incubated Melo B's relevance in the music landscape, all while earning her a modest but loyal fan base.

She has previously lent her vocal services to artists such as Kudz, Khuli Chana, Ill Skillz, Flex Boogie, rkls and several others.

The One is a concise five-track EP that showcases Melo's remarkable singing and songwriting, which is anchored mostly by relatable musings and ruminations pertaining to love and romantic relationships.

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Listen to Langa Mavuso's Debut Album 'LANGA'

Soothing and deeply moving, Langa Mavuso's debut album 'LANGA' is an exquisite musical offering we didn't know we needed until now.

South African singer Langa Mavuso has released his highly anticipated debut album titled LANGA. The 12-track project features pre-released tracks including the beloved "Intliziyo" featuring Loyiso, "Mvula" and "Love Lost" which dropped at the end of May this year. The album also features Zadok, Aimee George, Manana and Zöe Modiga. LANGA follows Mavuso's 2018 Liminal Sketches EP.
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