Mi Casa work­ing well af­ter clean­ing their house

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HOUSE band Mi Casa are back and ready to take on the world.

The group re­cently re­turned from Canada af­ter a suc­cess­ful tour and will be launch­ing their Fa­milia al­bum next week.

“Canada was a huge suc­cess for us. It has been a ter­ri­tory that we have been plough­ing the soil of for the last two years. We had a re­ally good time, four amaz­ing shows, play­ing to large, mixed and di­verse crowds. Now the fo­cus is to go and launch the al­bum that we worked so hard at and had so much fun mak­ing,” said J’Some­thing.

Mi Casa is made up of vo­cal­ist J’Some­thing, trum­peter Mo-T and pro­ducer DJ Dr Duda.

This fifth al­bum was in­spired by the band nearly break­ing up. They say it was a mo­ment in their ca­reer that they will never for­get. They had come to a point where it was ei­ther they called it quits or sorted out the is­sues they had.

“Once we had sorted ev­ery­thing out and we felt good, re­vived and re­freshed, we de­cided we need to doc­u­ment this mo­ment some­how and de­cided to do it the best way we know how, which is through mu­sic and that’s why we cre­ated this al­bum,” said J’Some­thing.

The eight-track al­bum is called Fa­milia be­cause they fought for their fam­ily as a group to stay to­gether and it doc­u­ments the “cru­cial mo­ment” in the story of Mi Casa.

“Mi Casa were on the verge of break­ing up be­cause a lot of small is­sues had been swept un­der the rug. It was not like a ma­jor ar­gu­ment, it was noth­ing huge that hap­pened. It was just a pile of things that made us ac­tu­ally re­alise how im­por­tant it is to re­ally talk in a re­la­tion­ship and the les­son learnt here is that you have to fight for the things that you love,” added Mo-T.

They said that in to­day’s so­ci­ety, it was eas­ier just to call it quits. But the group de­cided to rather com­mu­ni­cate and be hon­est with each other to find so­lu­tions for their prob­lems.

Now the guys are fo­cus­ing on their launch next Satur­day (Au­gust 5) in Joburg. They will then launch the al­bum in Dur­ban on Au­gust 20 and Cape Town on Septem­ber 1. They will also be head­ing to Lon­don for a big al­bum launch there.

Said J’Some­thing: “We have a whole lot of other shows lo­cally so that’s the fo­cus. We are go­ing to shoot the mu­sic video for the sin­gle Nana and just carry on mak­ing mu­sic and be­ing happy and be­ing hon­est and just lov­ing life; that’s where we are at right now.”

The group just in­vested more money into their vis­ual per­for­mance so peo­ple can now ex­pe­ri­ence a “whole new level” to Mi Casa shows.

The fu­ture looks bright for the band as they con­tinue to fo­cus on be­ing happy more than any­thing else.

“We want to strive for one thing as a band and that’s just to stay be­ing happy and do­ing what we love and I think that is a con­stant re­vi­sion. As we con­stantly ask­ing our­selves, are we still happy do­ing this?

“So in two years time we will be, hope­fully, tour­ing the world and cre­at­ing a dif­fer­ence mak­ing good mu­sic and cre­at­ing some re­ally epic mem­o­ries along the way.”

Once we felt re­vived, we opted to doc­u­ment the mo­ment

NEVER MIND THE RUG: Hav­ing swept ev­ery­thing out from un­der it, Mi Casa are ready to roll.

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