Moonchild Sanelly announced yesterday that she’s signed a new deal with Transgressive Records. She also made the announcement with news of the release of her single “Bashiri.” While Transgressive Records itself is based in London, its local partner in SA is Gallo Records. Speaking on the signing, she said, “I’m super excited to finally find a label that ‘gets it’ and is ready to fly my message across the world. It’s about to get Globally LIT. I’m excited AF.”
As for the meaning behind the song, she said, “Bashiri is a song inspired by a woman’s testimony in a church where the pastor is treated like a god. There’s a culture of monetizing religion, people pay for ‘miracle oil’ that they must have to attend the service and guarantee miracles and the pastor lands at the service in a helicopter to perform his “miracles”. The pastor is treated like God himself despite taking money from his congregation. This song is from the perspective of a Bashiri disciple whose husband left her. In the song, this woman is lamenting her relationship and takes her husband to her pastor, who promises that he can perform a miracle to make her husband faithful. Which is humorous because infidelity is not solved through prayer and tithing.”
Check out “Bashiri” below.