South African born, German-based multifaceted musical force Thabilé has come back stronger than ever with an extremely captivating offering, dreamily packaged in a 12 track album titled Read My Lips. Read My Lips offers a persuasive testament to the human spirit’s ability to transcend in the face of obstacles and seemingly insurmountable odds, and Thabile’s confident and vibrant, inspired performances bring the song’s upbeat lyrical sentiments to life.
The album is the musical range that allows genres such as Soul, Afro, Gospel, Pop, Jazz and RnB to flow into one another. Accompanied by musical arrangements from the highly talented producer Steve Bimamisa, which are enchanting in their orchestrated clarity, without being intrusive. “Missing a vital member of a family can have long-lasting mental effects. This album is about healing those scars caused by loss and abandonment. And just as the healing commences, it brings with it the much-needed self-love and confidence to you becoming the person of your dreams,” expresses Thabilé on releasing the album.
Elegant. Soulful. Radiant. Few words come close to describing the rich, silky sound of the 34-year-old who has lived in Stuttgart for four years now. Thabilé was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. More precisely: in a township called Dlamini. “I live in Germany today, but I’m happy to have grown up in South Africa. These roots are extremely important to me,” she says. You can also hear that in their music, which is repeatedly interspersed with African rhythms and vocal lines. “My songs not only represent myself but the entire African continent. Everyone with African roots who listens to my songs should recognize themselves in them.”
Thabilé has also released the second single off the album titled Melanin Vibes to the South African market which is being serviced by Triple Double Media. Melanin Vibes is a celebration of everything that comes with having Melanin (empowering of dark skin, tough hair, African curvy Body etc…).
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