Gui­tarist to launch de­but sin­gle

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who nudged him out of his com­fort zone.

“I once asked Ntate Fatere how he started mu­sic, and he told me that ‘mu­sic starts at church’, and that is where I started too,” he said in an in­ter­view with the Week­ender this week.

He also draws in­spi­ra­tion from the likes of Bhu­daza, Tsepo Tsola and Ringo, with his com­po­si­tions mainly about love.

“Love songs are not that com­mon on the lo­cal mu­sic scene, hence my choice to fo­cus on that realm,” said LJ.

“I be­lieve my mu­sic is orig­i­nal and, since it is mostly in Se­sotho, it also pays homage to my roots.”

He said the sin­gle, ti­tled Ke Oa Hao, called for love and har­mony within so­ci­ety, and was the first of many to be re­leased over the course of the year.

“I have enough ma­te­rial for an al­bum, but I first want to study how peo­ple re­act to my sound,” LJ said.

The crooner is cur­rently based in Bloem- fon­tein where he is fur­ther­ing his Com­puter Sys­tems qual­i­fi­ca­tions and study­ing to be­come a Cisco Cer­ti­fied Net­work As­so­ciate at CTI Col­lege. He said the stay in the South African city had spurred his mu­si­cal pas­sion.

“I learnt to play the acous­tic guitar dur­ing the first year of my stud­ies in Bloem­fontein af­ter be­friend­ing some gui­tarists. With the first pay cheque I got dur­ing my in­tern­ship at a fac­tory there, I bought this baby,” he said, point­ing at his guitar.

LJ added that he hoped the up­com­ing re­lease would open doors for fi­nan­cial sup­port and en­able him to per­form at ma­jor events.

“I had planned to record my mu­sic us­ing live in­stru­ments but due to lack of funds, I had to find a pro­ducer who elec­tron­i­cally in­cor­po­rated other in­stru­ments to my guitar sound,” he said.

“I also as­pire to per­form at epic lo­cal shows such as LETOFE and Summa Feva, but the prob­lem is peo­ple do not know me yet, hence I am de­nied ac­cess.”

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