South African born, USA bred Xhosa singer, songwriter, composer and organist Peter Ngqibs releases his official full length album, ‘Let Me Go’ – a piece of work that has been long in the making. The 13-track album features the melodic, uplifting and inspiring first single ‘Broken’. Although based in the States, Peter still calls South Africa home.
The album was produced by Peter Litvin of Revolution Studios, Macomb, MI. “I met Peter in Brooklyn in 2010 and have always wanted to have him produce a full-length album for me. He is quirkier than me and just totally gets what I want. The guy is insanely gifted! We recorded the whole album (13 tracks) in five and a half days in Michigan. I took a week off of work and drove out there and it was long hours in the studio. He was patient with my finicky self”, says Peter.
All of the tracks on ‘Let Me Go’ are penned by Peter, an imaginative and vivid songwriter who can bring a moment to life through melody and sound. “If you know what you want to say, there’s a strong chance that someone will pick up on it and be moved. Music is powerful and it is more so in music without words where people can feel and experience emotions without a literature guide, notes Peter.
Musically, he is inspired by artists the likes of Letta Mbulu, Brenda Fassie, Lira, Caiphus Semenya, Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, Janet Jackson, Destiney’s Child, Justin Timberlake and many more.
Get the album HERE!