Kelly’s new al­bum sings with sense of well-be­ing

The Sunday Independent - - METRO - Kelly Khu­malo LESEGO MAKGATHO lesego.makgatho@inl.co.za Un­leashed.

SONG­BIRD Kelly Khu­malo is hit­ting the high notes with her new stu­dio al­bum,

With re­newed vigour, she says her new of­fer­ing will show fans a side of her they have never seen be­fore.

Kelly has al­ways been sassy and sen­sual, but on her eighth al­bum her vo­cal prow­ess comes alive. She is do­ing what she loves and feels no pres­sure to im­press any­body.

The songstress says she is un­leash­ing the glory of God, her abun­dant bless­ings, peace and love.

“I know my worth. I know what I’m des­tined for, and I’m not go­ing to be apolo­getic about it.

“As hu­man be­ings, we of­ten doubt our­selves, we doubt our abil­i­ties based on what we go through and the neg­a­tive that’s been said to us.

“I’m in a place where neg­a­tiv­ity can’t touch me. Hurt­ful words can’t touch me be­cause I have fully met my­self, and I’m com­fort­able with the woman I’ve be­come.”

Re­flect­ing on the sym­bol­ism of the 12-track al­bum that took nine months to pro­duce, she says: “It’s a full preg­nancy and I’ve gone through all the phases.

“I’ve gone through morn­ing sick­ness, de­pres­sion and all the emo­tions that one can pos­si­bly think of to fi­nally give birth to this.”

She adds that she was in a good space dur­ing the cre­ation of the al­bum and de­lib­er­ately ex­uded that sense of well-be­ing in it.

“For me, ev­ery­thing is de­lib­er­ate. You choose to be happy. You choose to be pos­i­tive. Chances are there will be sit­u­a­tions where you have to be happy.

“There will be things in your life that won’t be pos­i­tive, but you choose how you re­act and how you act mov­ing for­ward. Pos­i­tiv­ity is a de­lib­er­ate thing.”

Kelly says she has learnt from her mis­takes. “I be­lieve mis­takes hap­pen for us to dis­cover more of who we are as in­di­vid­u­als. So if you don’t learn, then it means you’re dy­ing.”

The hit­maker is look­ing for­ward to the al­bum launch in Dur­ban, and a na­tion­wide tour is on the cards.

“Live per­for­mances for me are when I get to share my en­ergy,” she adds.

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