Serro announces the release of her debut album Kuwe set for 30th May
Serro says the album aptly named Kuwe, Zulu for “For You”, is a gift to her fans. Serro has built a name for herself consistently as one of Kenya’s top live performers since her days at the Sauti Academy. Using her signature style of a fusion of benga and jazz each of her songs is an African story told from an African perspective.
“Ya Dunia”, which is also a single off the upcoming album is one such song. The song’s heartfelt lyrics, intoned by rich vocals, is an eye-opening reflection of the world’s reality in the age of social media. Serro has consistently dropped heartfelt songs such as this for the past 5 years and her album is set to have the same soulful sound.
Announcing the release on Twitter, she also shared the album’s art.
KUWE (for you), my debut album drops on 30TH MAY 2020!???? pic.twitter.com/pNjds65o7wGet breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153
— #KUWETHEALBUM (@Serro___) May 4, 2020
Speaking about the release, Serro said, “I hope that the song will spark a conversation based on honesty and truth. I hope it inspires people to share their own truth so that we can all learn to be more understanding.”
The COVID-19 pandemic is changing how we interact and engage especially in ‘gathering heavy’ situations such as concerts where most artists make a big percentage of their money. As such, online concerts are becoming a big part of our current music culture.
In the following weeks, Serro will share the album’s tracklist, the inspiration behind each song, the production team and a pre-release performance event to be live-streamed through her socials. The album will be available for Pre-order on Spotify, iTunes/Apple Music, and Boomplay from 16th May 2020.
“I honestly can’t believe that I’m even announcing this; (it’s been) a labour of love for the last 3 years and I’ll finally be sharing it with the world,” She added.