Mr. Seed Responds to Claims of Ditching Gospel Music, Explains Inspiration Behind ‘Black Child’ Album
15 September 2021
[Image Source: Mr Seed Instagram]
By Lydia M Joshua
Renowned Kenya artist Mr. Seed has dismissed claims that he has ditched gospel music, following the release of his latest album ‘Black Child’ that features several love songs.
Speaking during an interview with Jalang'o, Seed explained that he was inspired to write love songs by his wife, adding that love is a universal language.
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“Love ni a universal language… Mimi my album imekuwa inspired na my wife, so namuimbia, naimba, so mwenye anafeel akona bibi eka hiyo Romeo and Juliet. Mi naimbia bibi alafu mwenye pia akona bibi achukue amuimbie,” he explained.
Diving deeper to explain the inspiration behind his album, Seed explained that the 'Black Child' album tells stories of the struggles of a black child in Africa. He further noted that this is the reason why he chose to work with different African producers to create diverse sounds for the album.
“My album inaitwa ‘Black Child’, so ‘Black Child’ ni mixture ya kila kitu, like mixture ya zile struggles za black child wa Africa, so nikasema for this album, ndio imean the word, lazima nitafute different cultures, so nilitafuta different producers ndio wanipatie different touch kwa mziki, juu kuna Rhumba, Afrobeat, kuna Zuk, yaani kuna different things in the album,” he expounded.
Seed also touched on the significance of appearing on the cover with his son, citing that the album featured the stories of his struggles as the current ‘Black Child’, adding that he wanted to prepare his son to tell his own stories in the future.
“My boy ndio ako kwa cover, so cover ni mimi and him. So I am like, I am the current black child and this is the future, you know. So am just telling history yangu, zile struggles alafu pia yeye one day one time atakuja kutell yake. So, kumprepare tu,” he added.