Moonchild Sanelly Releases New Single “Scrambled Eggs”

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Moonchild Sanelly

“My writing recently has been me at my most humble, and Scrambled Eggs is me reminding everyone – by the way, I’m a multi-passport artist travelling the world…”

Trailblazing South African musician and artist Moonchild Sanelly is back with a brand-new track, Scrambled Eggs, out now!

Moonchild Sanelly has always, since the very beginning, determinedly done things her own way. An artistic visionary, her drive to succeed is fuelled by an innate creativity, unique self-expression and extraordinary confidence, all underpinned by personal pain, trauma and a deep conviction and commitment to standing up for what she believes in.

Growing up in Gqeberha, Moonchild’s (born Sanelisiwe Twisha) music-filled childhood was one of creative exploration: whether it was self-choreographing dance routines to Spice Girls tracks, teaching herself to play the piano, singing at church with her family or writing poetry, artistic expression was always encouraged.

After a short hiatus, away from the limelight, the singer is back with a bang. The single – Scrambled Eggs is produced by Johan Hugo (Self Esteem, Miguel, M.I.A) and is the first single to be taken from Moonchild’s forthcoming new studio album, which will be announced later this year.

The song is a joyous return for this singular performer and creative visionary whose signature, self-described future-ghetto-funk sound first catapulted her onto the global scene and has since seen her collaborate with everyone from Beyoncé to Ghetts, Gorillaz to Major Lazer and Wesley Joseph to Wizkid, as well as release two acclaimed solo albums Rabulapha! (2015) and Phases (2022).

In an exclusive interview with SA POSITIVE NEWS Moonchild said of Scrambled Eggs: “When I started staying in the GOOD hotels, I noticed how the world is obsessed with avo and eggs for breakfast. It became a thing… you get avo & eggs for breakfast at the good places …”  she added “My writing recently has been me at my most humble, and Scrambled Eggs is me reminding everyone – by the way – I AM that girl! I’m a multi-passport artist travelling the world in custom designs and doing it all on my terms. And I’m proud of that.”

The video for Scrambled Eggs was directed by Jabu Nadia Newman and shot last month in Johannesburg, South Africa, it is an action-packed, chaotic and carefree caper – and a celebration of female-led business empires – styled by Chloe Andrea Welgemoed and featuring costumes by South African designers Siyababa and Sihle Masango and inspired by Johannesburg’s cutting-edge style and playfulness.

When asked about the video for the song, Moonchild said: “The Scrambled Eggs video marks my arrival at the beginning. It’s the beginning of being in THAT space; – this new world that this crazy, amazing, powerful, beautiful gang built together.  This world contains everything I’ve ever worked for…  These are my people, and this is our superhero moment.”

Scrambled Eggs. Out Now! Is the first single to be taken from Moonchild’s forthcoming new studio album, which will be announced later this year.

Moonchild Sanelly will be on tour this summer, UK festival dates include Glastonbury, WOMAD, Green Man and Jazz Café Festival.

Listen to the song here: https://transgressive.lnk.to/scrambledeggs

Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/rz6Cfwl5CFs

By Sinenzolo Mondi – Nduku