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Suzy Eises cuts debut album

05/12/2017
by Kelvin Chiringa
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Saxophone goddess, Suzy Eises, has at long last given birth to her debut album after a long wait within which the musician has been on a rampage belting sizzling tunes to her hypnotized fanatics.

Cut and polished by the genius hands of prominent producers Kboz and Sam E-Lee Johns, in this one she collaborates with the South African super star DJ Maphorisa.

It carries eight tracks and the prelude is titled Moving where she fuses the magic of guitar and chopping drums with the saxophone sound rumbling into the might of a fine sound.

The beat is clean and it has an excitingly intoxicating pace.

Harambee on the second track is Suzy’s tribute to Namibia and her contribution to contemporary collective efforts to bring people together and march ahead.

The drums are soft and resonate with a positive energy and the instrument arrangement is irresistibly organic.

“To be very simple and brief, Harambee means to unite people and I just love the idea of what the president is doing, him using the word often. He is obviously tryna be positive in what’s going on and I am all about positivity. If you hear the song you can hear that it is very upbeat,” she says. 

To get it from the horse’ mouth, many of her fans are loving this particular song, “I think it’s because they connect with it. It’s very African and yea, it’s all about uniting people.”

Featuring DJ Maphorisa on Only You, Suzy says the experience with the South African was nothing short of amazing.

“It was such a learning experience, I learnt so much from him. How he creates lyrics, how he creates rhythm in songs. It was very fast and that shocked me. It took one or two days you know,” she says.

The artist says DJ Maphorisa captured her vision on the song, “I gave him an idea and it was so easy for him to create what I wanted. I met other people there that I hope to have in my future albums.”

Our love rests on the 5th track and it resonates with a mellow crispy sound of the purity of both tenderness and romance.

The maturity of Suzy is very evident in her understanding of how best to put up together a sound that reaches to the heart and making profound sense, fitting different moods and occasions.

The 7th track is Africa Stand up, and here she is driven by her desire to conquer the world as an African jazz guru within the fold of legends.

“It has never only been about Namibia. We are a small community and for me to survive I need to obviously have a larger audience. I have been to Kenya and South Africa, so it is not a Namibian thing, it’s about Africa,” she explains.

She does very well with the drums and the opening sounds are like an enigmatic call to some Shamanic Pro-African ceremonial dance and it is heavy with rhythm and a sonorous fulmination of the typical Jazz magic touch. 

She dares and flatters and the music comes out exploding in bits and pieces of lyrical droplets of pure pleasure and celebration. 

She definitively has an idea about how best to create the essence of positivity.

Meanwhile, she will be hitting the road and skies on a world tour in promotion of this offering, but this will see her through to the states before that, for a stint with the occident.