The highly anticipated single “Moonlight” was finally released by the songbird MoRoots off her upcoming debut album ‘From The Sun’. The single titled “Moonlight” is a ballad that Mo describes flawlessly as the perfect mash up of her classical music upbringing, thirst and lust for her funky rhythm. The song is currently receiving massive airplay from top Kampala radio stations including 88.2 Sanyu FM, 94.8 XFM and KFM among others.
Popularly known for songs like Muluyimba, take it all back and Omuka, that have been released to great review, MoRoots’ unique sound has always been a fan favorite whilst she has worked with Qwela and Soul Deep, which explains why Moonlight has been warmly welcomed by music enthusiasts both online and on air.
The song (Moonlight) is written and performed by MoRoots and was produced by renown drummer and producer, Roy “the drum machine” Kasika. The composition samples the intro of “Clair De Lune” composed by Charles Debussy (1905) whilst maintaining a distinct electric neo-funk sound that has become characteristic of MoRoots.
Who is MoRoots?
Born Maureen Rutabingwa, MoRoots is proudly a Ugandan singer, songwriter, composer, saxophonist, classical pianist and a part-time struggling traditional dancer based in London and Kampala, Uganda. MoRoots is the lead vocalist of the “SoulDeep” crew who has earned the admiration and affection of countless fans in Uganda, serving as both inspiration and role model and is now on a mission to take the global’s attention too.
Combining her classical musical training, with her lengthy experience in Jazz and Blues, MoRoots’ genre is self-described as Future-Afro-Soul with its mash up of Funk, RnB, Neo-Soul, Electronic experimentation and a strong influence of African rhythms.
Watch the song video here;
Moonlight is also free for download via the www.morootsmusic.com for a limited time.