The cold season is here again, and South African musician Una Rams is out with a compilation that amplifies this reality, as well as a need: “Hold Me When It’s Cold (Mixtape).”
For this 8-track body of work, the songster tapped the vocal resources of associates Muzi, Langa Mavuso, Mikhale Jones, Nanette, Lucille Jones, Mizo Phyll, and Maeywon.
“Hold Me When It’s Cold (Mixtape)” bears songs that should speak to the spirit of just about anyone who has lived and loved. It doesn’t claim to be perfect, but then the listener can easily find perfect moments in some of the songs.
“My music sounded a lot like I was at that time,” he explains. “It was a lot of puppy love; felt a bit airy-fairy, and stepping into this, it kind of does feel like my coming of age project, because I’ve wanted to step into a more mature perspective.”