Muso’s new track ‘inspired by love’

Phumza Dyalivane

Afro-soul musician Phumza Dyalivane has released her first single after numerous live performances.

The 35-year-old, who is also known as Universe, from Khayelitsha describes her new single, In the Shadow of Your Wings, as a dance track that speaks about a girl that confides in her friends about her long-held secret crush  on a good-looking guy. 

“This single is about having a crush on this guy and wanting to feel the experience of being in his arms and feeling safe”. This track is inspired by love.

In her latest offerings, she worked with Maxhoba who is also known as Shakesho – an up-and-coming beat-maker from Khayelitsha.

She told Vukani that at the beginning of the year she signed a contract with Romantic Corporate Company as a tribute singer and entertainer. She had a trip to Spain planned for April but due to Covid-19, she had to cancel. Instead, she launched her single.

“When I signed the contract to perform in Spain for a year as a tribute singer, I felt financially relieved, because this contract afforded me a sustainable income that would have assisted me to make ends meet for a foreseeable future.”

But, she said, her hope for a better future was ruined. “In April I saw my tribute singing contract in Spain vanish into thin air. I don’t have enough words to describe how sad I was to see this lucrative financial prospect vanish before my eyes.” But she is grateful to Vegan Records for getting her where she is today.

“If it wasn’t for bhut Nceba Mputing and the rest of the Vegan team I would’ve been somewhere depressed”.

Of her new track, she says: “This is a dance track, so people can expect to dance. I usually write motivational songs but this time around I wanted to put Amapiano style to it, and I am happy with the outcome.”

In the shadow of your wings is available on iTunes, Spotify and other digital music platforms.