By CityLife Arts Writer
After topping the RAMS Chart with her latest single Fixate, on Friday, South Africa’s sweetheart, Shekhinah, drops the second single ‘Tide’ off her highly anticipated sophomore album, ‘Trouble In Paradise’.
Fixate launched the pre-order for Trouble In Paradise. “My new project “Trouble in Paradise” is a continuation of my first album “RoseGold” which spoke to blissful ignorance. The idea is that all that was RoseGold is now ablaze. Paradise is no longer the place it used to be and trouble has come. Red for me signifies the burning of Paradise and the polaroid picture on fire signifies memories of the past. A broken heart ties in the melted ice cream (to signify comfort eating), the cassette tape (speaking to treasured memories/nostaligia) and the car illustration which is an ode to the “Suited” music video which brings the concept full circle,” says Shekhinah.
Shekhinah is a Pop/R&B vocalist and songwriter born in Durban. After singing and performing in musicals for many years throughout her childhood and early teens, the young artist landed her first major gig competing in South Africa’s seventh season of the hit television show, IDOLS, where she made the Top 32. After being eliminated, she proceeded to enter the competition in its eighth season where she landed in the Top 6. She completed a Live Performance degree at AFDA in 2017.
By 2016 she had 3 hit singles under her belt – ‘Back to the Beach’, ‘Let You Know’ and Black Coffee’s ‘Your Eyes. In 2017 she releases her debut album ‘Rose Gold’ leading with the single ‘Suited’. Rose Gold (certified platinum) won 3 SAMAs (Album of the Year, Best Female Artist and Best Newcomer), 2 AFRIMAs (Best Female Artist in Southern AFRICA AND Songwriter of the Year) and MTV EMA nomination for Best African Act. Her singles were also successful – ‘Suited’ and ‘Please Mr’ were both certified platinum and ‘Different’ was certified gold.