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Monday, January 18, 2010

Review: Lydia Mamsie Tsosane - Hard To Love (single)

Lydia Mamsie Tsosane - Hard To Love (single)
2009, Lydia Mamsie Tsosane

Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa native Lydia Mamsie Tsosane has come a long way in a short time as a singer. A few years back she moved to Hamburg, Germany as a company member in the German production of Disney’s The Lion King, playing Rafiki, Shenzi and swing. A diverse vocalist with Jazz and Blues in her family history, Tsosane aims for a sound that is classic yet fresh. Ms. Tsosane recently sent her single, Hard To Love for consideration.

For all the history in Jazz and Blues, Hard To Love is a fairly standard Soul/R&B jam. Tsosane has a nice voice, although she does tend to over sing at times on the chorus. Hard To Love is done here with a light dance beat, but hopefully is not the final mix as the levels seem a bit off.

Lydia Mamsie Tsosane may aim to be the next Vanessa Williams, but there are few on any stage with Williams’ voice or versatility. Hard To Love is a decent enough start, but a little too mainstream to stand out.

Rating: 3 Stars (Out of 5)

You can learn more about Lydia Mamsie Tsosane at While Hard To Love does not appear to be commercially available yet, you can find two of Tsosane's other singles available on iTunes.

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