By Alex Roberts

For those of you looking to up your new music game this week, look no further. Dropping last Friday, the newest track from Mitirikpwe Patricia is called ‘Dyewor’ featuring Ebrahim Soul’O.

It’s a type of estoteric neo-afrosoul fusion; coming in soft with overlaying chords, before building into something of a complicated yet stripped down ballad. The track leads ahead of the anticipated EP from Mitirikpwe; and hopefully will be an indication of what is to come.

Sung in no less then five languages (for the morbidly curious, Acholi, English, Lusoga, Luganda with a single word of Lingala), the gentle aspects of the intro quickly give way to a complicated arpeggio style of picking; with a minimal drum track- Mitirikpwe knocking over multi-layered vocals interspersed with verses from Ebrahim Soul’O. Roughly translated from Acholi, the track title ‘Dyewor’ means night.

It is a love ballad of sorts, the kind dedicated to the kind of yearning that is impossible to overcome, built around a long distance romantic entanglement, the kind that keeps one tossing and turning into the night. Such themes probably explain the slightly dream-like intro, the fade ins, the slower pacing and the forlorn tone of it all.

The song is the work of Mitirikpwe Patricia, herself a Ugandan Afro-Soul and RnB singer, with the featured aspects from Ebrahim Soul’O a rapper, singer and poet (who also is a producer, serving double duties on the new track).

The song is now available across all platforms, including Spotify, and hopefully can be a continuation of melancholy tinged Afro-Soul tracks coming out of the City of the Seven Hills.

If you want to hear Mitirikpwe live; don’t miss her stripped down acoustic sessions every other Sunday at Kickoff Sports Bar in Bukoto (the next show will be going down on Sunday, May 19th, from 8PM).

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