Wilson Chipangura, Guest Reporter
SoulDeep, who alternates mostly between House and R&B music said the latest project, released after her debut extended play Pese Pese, took about two years to produce and was mainly influenced by life issues and childhood trauma.
The talented Nanjing based Zimbabwean born singer who started professional music as a high school student disclosed that her therapy sessions which ended prematurely due to financial constraints, influenced the production of the Free Therapy album.
“This album has been in the making for about two years or so. I started working on it around 2020, that time I didn’t know it’s gonna be what it is today. Basically, when the pandemic started I found myself having bouts of anxiety and depression,” said SoulDeep.
“I ended up going into therapy for the first time in my life and it kinda opened my eyes to my childhood issues and personal issues that I had in relationships and general things I needed help with. I had started that journey until 2021 when I stopped because I couldn’t afford the sessions.”
SoulDeep said the songs in the Free Therapy album touch mostly on love, heartbreaks and longing for freedom or relief.
“I think music became hard to actually do because it was something that I used to do to kinda help me to release, I think at one point it became too much I couldn’t really work, music itself was triggering for me at one point during therapy and I couldn’t actually make music,” said the singer who is turning 32 next month.
The seven track Free Therapy is loaded with heartwarming melodies with songs such as “Dazed and Confused” , “Cocoa Butter” , “Broken Promises” , “NaMwari” , “Reminder” , “Mind Gazing” and “Rain” featuring Reap3r and VI The Law.
Some of the artists who were part of the album production include DJ Kempaz, Splits Loui, Leboa Setsbass, Bellford Gunda, PD The Ghost & Texas, Reverb7 and VI The Law.