PLANTED is the second inspiring single to be released from the brand-new album, ONE – a project created by VIBRANCY – A COLLECTIVE OF CREATIVES to bring about change and to invigorate the soul.
The song, written and sung by Lebohang Kgapola and Rashid Adams, is based on the Jeremiah 17: 7-8 and conveys the message that there is always hope for those who believe in God.
“In times of uncertainty and darkness, this song will bring you light, joy and hope. Built on Scripture, we can sing about any circumstance for we know who we are and the joy of the Lord truly is our strength,” the musicians share about the meaning behind this soulful scripture based song. “PLANTED has a vibrant and uplifting feel to it. We hope that this song will inspire people to really trust and stay planted in God.”
VIBRANCY – A COLLECTIVE OF CREATIVES is a project originally launched by in Harmonie in Franschhoek in 2018. The goal was to inspire a group of creative souls in the spiritual community to collectively make music about rest, healing and reconciliation in a beautiful and peaceful environment under the guidance of American songwriter and mentor Rita Springer, who mentors artists like Kari Jobe, Jeremy Riddle etc.
However, the result of the gathering exceeded everyone’s expectations and resulted in the creation of a versatile new album, ONE, which was released on 7 June 2019 and immediately entered the No. 2 position on the SA iTunes Charts.
It boasts seven original tracks in several musical styles, which various artists (Hemelbesem, Joe Niemand, Sumarie Schoeman, Ndumiso Manana, Rouchelle Liedemann, Rashid Admans, Sima Mashazi, Langa Mbonambi, Lebohang Kgapola, Lesego Senwamadi, Mégan Schilder, Gideon Nel, Carlyn Ganz, Cjay, and more) collaborated on and that celebrates the diversity of our Rainbow Nation.
Each of the seven songs are now being released individually over a period of seven weeks, along with a lyric video and music story, to fully capture the impact of each track, and Gideon Nel is responsible for the creation of the extraordinary artwork. Churches are allowed to download sheet music to enable the entire country to participate in this initiative and sing proudly South African songs.
Be Glorified, the first single VIBRANCY – A COLLECTIVE OF CREATIVES shared with the country on 7 June 2019, is sung by Sima Mashazi and was written by Mashazi, Langa Mbonambi, Karien de Waal and Koketso Molaolwe.
This single immediately resonated with audiences from all over South Africa and is has already been featured on various radio platforms.
According to the team of writers they not only wanted to praise God for his loving kindness, but also wanted to dedicate the country to Him. Aside from the powerful lyrics and riveting melody, the message of the song is shared in different languages (English, Afrikaans, Zulu and Sotho), which gives it a unique South African flavour.
VIBRANCY – A COLLECTIVE OF CREATIVES is more than a few songs on an album, an idea or concept, or even a movement. It is about relationships and family. It is a group that dreams about a better world, where we can proudly celebrate differences and diversity, because each one adds love and value.
“We believe that it is important for South Africans to start singing songs that are relevant to today’s context and our history, and that it is time to speak healing and victory over our land and the problems we currently face as well as praying and singing over the future of our country,” concludes experience designer Andriëtte de la Harpe.
PLANTED is not only a song that will invite listeners to sing and worship together, but will also be a ray of light and hope to hold on to for those who are going through tough times and are on the verge of giving up.
The album is available on all digital platforms now:
Watch the song story for PLANTED
SONGS ON THE ALBUM
Planted (feat. Lebohang Kgapola and Rashid Adams)
Be Glorified (feat. Sima Mashazi)
Ngizokuphumuza (I will give you rest) (feat. Sima Mashazi and Andriëtte de la Harpe)
Tot Stilstand (feat. Carlyn Ganz and Gideon Nel)
Least of These (Vuka / Arise) (feat. Lebohang Kgapola)
In just one moment (feat. Mégan Schilder)
One (feat. Lesego Senwamadi and CJAY)