Musician Billy Kaunda, who is also a Member of Parliament, said Sunday that he has always been inspired by hymns hence taking an initiative to work on a Hymns album.
Kaunda has worked with Lulu at Mathumela Studios in Lilongwe on the hymns album to be released on July 30 2020.
Several other artists have released hymn albums whereas some have added hymns songs in their albums.
But Kaunda said he has performed hymns songs using his own style.
“Hymns are powerful with powerful messages. I have always wanted to sing them in my own way but I was not prepared then but this time it has happened. I respect hymns, we sing them in church but I feel we don’t do much,” he said.
He said the hymn album has been finished and that now they were doing final touches before releasing them on July 30.
The album has 13 songs with three instrumentals.
Some of the songs that have made the grade in the album include ‘Nkwabwino Kukhulupilira’, ‘Ndikonda Mlungu’, ‘Sing’anga Nkulu’, ‘Kwa Inu Yesu Ndilira’, ‘Hossana’, ‘Potuluka M’mudzimo’, ‘Ndidze Pafupipa’, ‘Nauthenga Wa Mbuye’, and ‘Akhristu Limbikani’.
Apart from working with Lulu, who played drums, keyboards and lead guitar, Kaunda’s son Billy Jnr also had a hand in playing the lead guitar.
The others, who were involved in the studio include saxophonist Dan Sibale and Victor Kambona on bass guitar with Chinsisi and Chisomo Kambwiri playing backing vocals.
It has been some time since Kaunda of the ‘Alibe Mau’ fame released an album.
“I hope people will enjoy the songs just the way I have enjoyed performing them. I urge them to listen to the message,” Kaunda said.