J’Something releases brand new song titled “Uyinene” and dedicates it to all the victims of GBV and Xenophobia.
GBV and Xenophobia may no longer be the most constant thing in the news right now but that does not mean a lot of people do not know it still exists. Last year was probably the height of it in a while. Videos and photos of killings and chaos all over Mzansi trended on the internet and it was almost difficult to look away from them.
It surely affected most of us in various ways, the story of Uyinene’s death, and the pain of Nations as their people were slain in Mzansi. One person who is yet to recover from all of it is talented singer, J’Something. In a recently released statement, he revealed that he had wanted to help felt powerless.
All that pain finally led to him write this new song named after “Uyinene”. According to him, he’s been afraid to release it because of the criticism that could arise from it. He pours his heart out on the song and makes it into the most touching tune you’ll ever hear.
“Last year I wrote this song when a girl whom I didn’t know tragically passed away and left all of us in shock and filled the nation with sadness.
I had no idea what to do that day and the days following … then there was the xenophobic attacks around the same time and I felt so useless not knowing how to get involved and we tried to speak about it and post things etc which I knew wouldn’t really help the situation.
One night out of frustration and deep sadness I got into the studio to express myself and did this song. I never released it last year out of fear of sharing … unsure of how it would land and worried about people’s opinions.
Today I would like to present to you with this song and pay tribute not only Uyinene, but so many others that are being killed daily.
I know this song too doesn’t solve anything but I would like to use my gifts to shine light on something I believe should’ve never happened and something that as a South African really shattered my heart
… #ripuyinenemrwetyana I would also like to thank my goodness friend @tabzunderground for mixing and mastering this song and also to my friend @mot_micasa for playing trumpet.