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Review – Moving On by Morena Sway ft DelaSoul

Chris Theko

This week on The Review we give an ear to Afro Pop sensation Morena Sway’s latest offering titled ‘Moving on’ featuring DelaSoul.

The single was released on June 24, 2022 subsequently followed by the release of the official video on YouTube.

The song runs for 7 minutes and 10 seconds, built on 100-Beats-Per-Minute (BPM) with a 129 beat rate and laid on a 100/100-time signature. 

The instrumental makeup of the track is influenced by the 90s South African house rhythms with a twist of modern-day touch of the new school type of house called Amapiano. It has the composition of the baselines, low tempo base and percussions from another local subgenre of house known as Bacardi.  

‘Moving On’ was inspired by the classic song ‘For a reason’ that was produced by Dj Sbu over a decade ago on his 2006 album Y-Lens Vol 1 which is heavily sampled throughout. Clearly, Morena Sway just wanted to show that music evolves with time.

Even though this is an Amapiano track, Morena Sway could not hold himself from hitting the high notes he is famous for.

Lyrically, the heavily gifted afro-pop sensation sings about letting go, from a recent break-up between two lovers with one struggling to handle the break-up and having to find ways to move-on and acknowledge that everything happens for a reason even though sometimes we do not want them to.

Just like the song sampled, he does not do a lot of singing apart from hitting the lows and the highs as he sings out the hook. 

This is a typical break-up song which can be a vibe song. It would be a miss if the song did not reach the top of the local and international charts. It deserves a spin in the clubs in Djs’ sets because everything about it has been well-produced, mastered and packaged. 

He did a fairly good job with the classic hit track which most people still love today.

Moving On rates at 7 out of 10   

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