Award-winning Indelible Storyteller, Pilani Bubu finally shares her anticipated EP — Lockdown Lovestory.
Lockdown Lovestory was written, and recorded at the height of the pandemic, in real-time as this story unfolded for Pilani during her time in quarantine, in the unprecedented hard lockdown of March-August 2020, in South Africa. The levels from 5 – 1, were real markers in the chapters of her life and this love story. It is inspired by the journey she takes in a long-distance and virtual relationship, exploring the nuances of the loneliness and yearning presented by this circumstance.
Pilani Bubu explores the feelings of fantasy and nostalgia packaged in Nu-RnB, she makes references to 90’s teen nostalgia in the music production as well as the visual storytelling. Marked by beautiful melodies, cohesively held by her love for vocal harmony and rhythmic guitars. She also goes layers deep with the use of vintage mics, FX, synths, and rhodes in electronic production adding to the fresh edge and urban feel of this modern-day story.
She collaborated with Afronautiq: Sean Peevers on the springboard track ‘As We Lay’ that began the production journey of the project. Then worked with beatmakers and producers, Samuel ’Sichangi’ Namasaka (Kenya), Ludwe Danxa (South Africa), Andras Weil (Budapest) and guitarist Bradley Prince (South Africa), who all came together serendipitously and were inspired to help tell this story.
Stream Pilani Bubu’s Lockdown Lovestory EP below: