Soldier wins a heart after Gqom beat song

2017-07-06 06:00
Langa vocalist Mpilo Soldier Ralarala is hoping that his new release will win him hearts.

Langa vocalist Mpilo Soldier Ralarala is hoping that his new release will win him hearts.

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Mpilo ‘Soldier’ Ralarala, a young school lad from Langa, reckons that he does not really want much from life, apart from the girl of his dream and filling up the dance floor. He sings Gqom.

Soldier,17, and a Grade 9 learner at Ned Doman High School in Athlone, says these ambitions are attainable.

Very few people have this level of fantasy, but he seems hell-bent on doing the impossible.

It is more like hitting two birds with one stone. But how?

The first he will hit with his vocals to melt her heart.

“I aim to profess my love for her through vocals,”

Last month he released a single titled ‘Sesona’, which doubles up a the name of his crush of the same name.

He has won her over, and now hopes the song will have the same effect on music lover.

“I had a crush on this lady that lives not too far from home so I decided to write a song about her. When I first played it for her she loved it and I hope that it’s a good omen to the rest of the province and ultimately the country,” he said.

He roped in famous Khayelitsha Gqom producers called the Fanatic Boys, who gave him the beat and recorded the lyrics.

“I decided to go with Gqom because it is the music that young people are loving at the moment and I am also loving it,” he added.

He said he has been a vocalist for a little under two years and has enjoyed his voyage into the fast paced beats of Gqom.

Gqom is an uptempo subgenre of house music made popular by rebellious township youth in KZN and has now found popularity in provinces such as the Eastern and Western Cape.

Ralarala said that his dream is to be a household name within the music industry and he is glad that people are responding well to his single.

“Just yesterday I had a call from a DJ in the Eastern Cape that wanted the song. Dj’s have been playing the song and people have been dancing,” he said.

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