A 54-year-old former Durban artist, now residing in India, will launch her much-awaited album, ‘Heart to Heart’ at her concert held at the iZulu Theatre at Sibaya on Saturday, May 12.
The beautiful Shashika Mooruth is a triple threat as she is a talented music producer, composer and singer. She is excited about the release of her romantic album, which she is certain will be a hit among her fans.
Mooruth explained, “I understood over the years of diving deeper into my music that music is my higher connection and that emotion is the key to that. I was inspired to experiment with different genres to experience the emotion in my voice. My main composer in ‘Heart to Heart’ is Rajeev Mahavir. He has composed six of the eight songs and when we met in 2014, we decided that as I had already released many devotional albums, why not a romantic album?”
She was always been showered with love and support from her well-wishers in South Africa and said she is thankful to everyone who contributed towards her success.
The singer, who currently resides in Mumbai added, “I feel that this is a really great moment in my musical journey and I want to share it in the city that I grew up in with all my well-wishers.”
She feels that is extremely fortunate as in Mumbai, Shri Anup Jalota already received and gave the album his blessings for the South African launch.
“I have also invited 70s Bollywood superstar, Ms Zeenat Aman to be part of my concert by the same name, ‘Heart to Heart’. So I am looking forward to sharing the stage with her that evening to launch my album. She is flying down from Mumbai to join me,” she added.
In her latest album, Mooruth sung eight songs that portray not just different emotions of love but also love as experienced from adolescence to womanhood.
“These are my very own songs in which I could showcase my versatility to sing in a voice that spans different ages of a woman in love,” explained Mooruth.
The album took about three years to produce.
Speaking about the album, the talented individual added, “I have sung as an adolescent would when she feels the early stages of love, to a teenager excited about her first love, to a young woman in her 20s madly in love, to a woman sultry and sexy in her desire for her lover and finally, to a woman who suffers extreme pain and separation from her beloved. The compositions and my singing complement each other like heart and soul. The interplay of traditional music with electronic sounds gives a perfect blend and texture to the moods portrayed.”
The theme of the album is romance while the genre differs from pop rock to traditional Indian to ambient.