It’s art mimicking my life. I’m excited about that.
Shekhinah was intent on getting a rough version of Suited to a special place and believed she would. “I first got the track from Luke Goliath – a young producer from PE,” she remembers. “Then I recorded Suited. But there was just something missing. The guys I work with – we’re really soulful – so they weren’t able to take the song to where it needed to be or give it that extra percussive thing.”
“Then Maphorisa messaged me, saying he’s really down to work. I was like: ‘You’re lying,’ ” Shekhinah laughs as though she is still in disbelief that he would want to collaborate with her. “Because that’s Maphorisa,” she exclaims.
“He asked me what I was working on and I told him I have this track but it’s missing
The 22-year-old whose pen-game is perfect for the radio tells me about why she wanted to lyrically make the connection between being young, having fun and the seriousness of commitment. “That line speaks to the fact that I’m so deeply in love with my boyfriend and with my art as well,” she leans in to emphasise the art bit.
“Yes, it’s also about music,” she continues. “I’m so deeply in love with music and I know that I’m so young but it’s all okay. I know I’m too young to be experiencing so much love and attention but this is it, this is my life. A lot of people wouldn’t condone moving to Joburg straight after high school with no money to try to make this music thing happen but that’s what I did. And now look ... what a love!” Shekhinah’s new single, is available to buy at all digital stores.