Lundi has always been one to constantly have something new to offer his fans. His latest offering is Impilo meaning life. The album couldn’t have had a better suited title as it is an honest and sincere reflection of Lundi's life, his experiences and the hardships he has faced over the past year.
The release of Lundi's brand new CD marks one of the year’s highlights on any gospel music fan’s calendar. Impilo continues with the production skills of Tshepo "Zuz Muzi" Nzimande, who has been Lundi’s producer since the beginning of his musical career. Lundi wrote most of the songs on the album, displaying his growth and maturity as not only a singer, but also as a songwriter. On this album he was really given the chance to express his artistic and creative freedom.
Uma Ngiguqa is an extremely emotional ballad, uniquely infused with a moving saxophone melody, in which Lundi declares his undying love and appreciation for his late mom, who passed on in May this year. “I am appreciating the way she raised me, the sacrifices she made and all her hard work,” he said. It is an emotive and fitting tribute. As the words “Mama, Mama” continue to resound in the song, one cannot help feeling overwhelmed by the intense emotion and for some, the all too familiar experience of losing a loved one. Lundi thus opens up his heart and shares his deepest feelings with his fans. “It took time for me to accept my mother’s passing,”Lundi said, “but life’s experiences have made me stronger and today I am grown up.”
“Bawo” is a beautiful, harmonious rendition of The Lord's Prayer. “I have long wanted to make this prayer a song,” exclaims the Prince of Gospel. This stunning track displays Lundi's potential as a musician, as he had the freedom to explore with different sounds and techniques. The result is yet another outstanding song that is sure to be among the favourite tracks on the album.
Lundi has over the years been at the receiving end of controversy and negative publicity. In the song titled Ngenzeni Ku Lomhlaba? he asks the Lord what he did to deserve such treatment. “There was a time where I just felt, ‘why me?’ ” he added.
An additional bonus for gospel fans is the inclusion of Sechaba on the track Mawuhlakaniphe.
This album is very different from Lundi’s previous albums, although it also has the feel of his very first album, Mphefumlo Wami, which fans still love.
“I will continue to do what I’m born for. To my fans, here is a beautiful album for all of you,” Lundi concludes.