Different situations, including negativity, have inspired creativity among artists the world over. Local singer-cum-producer Janta has become the latest to ride on his prevailing emotions.
Smarting from a highly publicised fall out with his wife, the multi-talented artist has poured his heart out in his new single Chisoni, which is basically reflecting on his personal issues.
The Lilongwe-based artist has admitted that the inspiration behind the song stems from the ordeal he has recently endured.
In an interview Janta said: “I am heartbroken. The lady I loved so much and that I thought I would spend my whole life with has disappointed me. I even contemplated suicide but I told myself that there are other options in life and I should move on.”
The Divorce star has been in the public gaze from late last week when he shared on the social media the status of his relationship with his now estranged wife.
Janta said during one of his so many sleepless nights he found himself in the studio and Chisoni was born.
The song takes the form of a letter to his mother. It goes in part: “Okondedwa mayi anga, ndimafuna ndidziphe, ndimafuna ndidzikhweze. Koma ndaganiza ana anga kuti akhala a masiye. I have been trying to be in love. Pretending yi sindingakwanitse. Nane ndimafuna kumakondedwa, nane ndimafuna kusamalidwa…”
The artist said in the song he has spoken on behalf of so many men who are silently enduring depression because of relationship-related issues and resort to destructive lifestyles such as excessive consumption of alcohol and drug abuse.
Janta said: “After I released the song, I felt some relief. The song took some things off my chest. At first I thought people will mock me for crying over a woman but instead I have received huge support from a lot of people. They have identified with my story.”
Since its release on Saturday, Chisoni has been one of the most trending and sought-after songs on a number of local online music stores. The singer said the video of the song will be ready this coming Friday.
Janta said he hopes the song will help him reorganise himself and get on with life: “As an artist I have been very affected. I have been under serious stress and I couldn’t work.”
He wrote the song, produced and mixed it on his own at his U S Records Studio in Lilongwe.