RnB music rising star, Lorreta, has released her latest single, a banging hit with authentic local flavour dubbed ‘Dance’.
Lorreta is a South African born singer/songwriter, originally from Durban. Having already achieved major strides in her career so far, through sharing the stage with the likes of Nasty C, Babes Wodomo, Zakes Bantwini, Siphokazi and dubbed by Mtv Base as “One to watch” for her debut single called “Mood” whilst obtaining radio airplay on international Miami shores. .
Her latest offering titled ‘Dance’ sees her partnering with one of Nigeria’s hottest dancehall exports, Captain Blu – SA based producer and songwriter popularly known for his recent hit single ‘Zanga’ currently being flighted on Channel O, Trace, Mtv Base to name a few.
This club banger released on 29 March 2019 and presents a dancehall style fused with electronic ‘Ultra’ sounds whilst honing in on the currently trending South African house music scene. Perfectly balance by the Caribbean RnB flavours on the vocals, ultimately creating a pop or dance atmosphere, but still remaining true to Lorreta’s remarkable RnB flair in perfect harmony.
Listen to ‘Dance’ below, enjoy.
Commenting on the inspiration behind ‘Dance’, Lorreta said: ”I’ve always been fascinated by dancehall music and enthralled with the idea of “Love”. Hence in a natural chain of events because of the musical influences of where I’m from this song was bound to me and I to it. I enjoy making interesting musical blends and I wanted to demonstrate that I am indeed a global citizen.”
She is extremely excited about the collaboration with Captain Blu: ”To be honest, Captain Blu’s role on this track was initially intended for South African Gqom Artist ‘Moonchild Sanelly’ and when discussions with this artist lapsed, because Blu had produced the beat he had felt that it was too hot of a song to pass by so asked to jump on and it all came together. Furthermore, there will be a remixed release as well featuring Tanzanian born Canadian based rapper Erick Rush.
The 29-year-old is determined to make her mark in the music industry in SA, Africa and abroad. ”I’ve always believed that I was born to be great and furthermore that the economies of time will eventually work in my favour if I’m consistent in my beliefs, that build my character, that translate into actions/activities that will eventually impact the community. My start just happens to be in music. I would like to encourage all, and especially women, out there by saying that whatever your dream may be remember that optimism is the key. Many people have ambition and talent but optimism is the key that rewards your patience.”
Lorreta’s music video debut, ‘Mood’ released in February 2017 and has been flighted on TV music programming channels like TraceAfrica, MTV Base and Channel O. She later released ‘On Fleek’ a trap song that playfully honours the strength and prowess of all women and their confidence in their own skin. Followed up by ‘Nobody’ which saw her partnering with, B’Clean (signed to the renowned Nigerian duo P-Squared) and local Kwaito newcomer, Sgananda Shezi – popularly known for his performances on the hit soapie “Uzalo” on SABC 1.