Lady Zamar releases her new album titled Monarch. Available for download and streaming, The 20-track album is according to Lady Zamar a way for her to cement her status as one of the foremost voices when it comes to dance music. It features collaborations with artists such as Tellaman and Rapsody while featuring tracks written by Msaki and Moonchild Sanelly to name a few.
Her songs embody love and self-empowerment, with the singer “realising beauty in the heart and the soul” on the Rapsody-assisted “Freedom (Monarch),” and encouraging self-acceptance on “Fat Girl”.
Drawing inspiration from Quincy Jones’ orchestral tapestries and author Muzi Kuzwayo’s words, she fuses jazz, hip-hop and dance music seamlessly with the upbeat “This Is Love”, conceptual “Donatella” and socially-conscious “Delaware”. Like the bodies on Mamelodi’s famed dance floors, Monarch finds the South African singer moving in all her grace and power.
“This album is about great music but more than that it’s about healing, expression and just opening myself up in song. The songs let people know that I love deeply and that I fall deeply too.
“It took me a while to open up as I have on this album because I’ve always been such a closed book. But here, at my own pace, people get to see the real me, imperfections and all,” Lady Zamar told TshisaLIVE
Listen and download Monarch below.