As Lillian and the Sundowners get ready to take over Zone 7 every Friday starting July 8th, we take a close look at Lillian Mbabazi’s style of music.
The soulful singer who had her first major concert last year exclusively talked to Chano8 about her style calling herself versatile.
‘I would like to call myself a versatile artiste that I can pretty much think or do what I want with music, but mostly I love Afro-soul, with a little bit of RnB twinge to it. I would simply call it Afro-soul.’
‘It’s music that you are not going to hear playing say in night clubs. But it’s doing well in its own way with inspiration drawn from Maurice Kyria who does something similar and he’s doing well. It’s music that lasts and not something you’re’ going to listen to for two months and get tired. I recorded Kawa 4-5 years ago and even when I play it now every one goes everything is kawa kawa,’ she said.
Lillian Mbabazi has definitely a major force to reckon with in the music industry but her path hasn’t been an easy considering the fact that she had to learn how to be a solo singer and eventually had to take on a band because she needed a support system.
It was quite challenging and took me quite a while that’s why I took on the band (The Sundowners) because I needed a new support system and so far so good because I have enjoyed myself and discovered myself musically and do music that I really can be able to enjoy and it’s been fun.
I love band music and I feel it was something important to add to my CV because I learnt so many new things in the process. It was a way to express myself and also become a better musician and show people what I am made of,’ she revealed.