Today, 7 April 2017 sees the release of a brand new EP by Wandile Mbambeni, entitled Maturation. The EP comes after the release of his previous offerings, ‘HomeGrown EP’ and his acoustic album, ‘Good Intentions’.
Wandile started writing Maturation in December 2015, and it is co-produced Tich Kangai and Lwazi Mpoko, of which the latter also recorded, mixed and mastered the EP. It was recorded over the course of the last year at home studios, the SAE Institute Cape Town and Cosher Recording Studios.
“For this EP, my hunger for growth and maturity in my sound were my two main inspirations. I really wanted to mix the classical music and jazz genres together to blend it into a meaningful, timeless sound for the music on the EP.”
Wandile is well-known for his signature story-telling of the songs he writes whilst creating a deep listening atmosphere. With a unique stage presence, he has the ability to make you feel like something special is happening through his music. For Maturation, he kept a lot of his renowned raw sound, complimented by meaningful musical melodies at all times. He first wrote the music for the EP on software, then wrote the lyrics and afterwards recorded it with a full band to replace the virtual sounds with an organic, authentic sound.
“Maturation is the art of maturity. It also means expansion and growth, just like my name in isiXhosa, ‘Wandile’.”
Maturation EP Track List:
1. I Know
2. She Believes In Me
3. Won’t Be A While
4. Lovers Like You
7. Can’t Be Love
Buy / stream MATURATION EP here on Apple Music – click here
Wandile recently signed to Gallo Record Company and is delighted to now form part of our roster of representation.