Busiswa addresses black women’s pain in ‘My Side of the Story’

Internationally renowned singer and songwriter Busiswa releases her highly anticipated third studio album “My Side of the Story”.

The body of work is a deeply personal account of Busiswa’s experience of living life in the public eye and the joys and pitfalls of social media and public scrutiny.

In typical Busiswa fashion, the album takes the listener on a journey of love and life, pain and laughter and through it all, makes us want to dance like no one’s watching.

Commenting on the album, Busiswa says: “This project was about me taking back ownership of my own story.Busiswa. Picture: Instagram

“It’s an album of hope and being brave enough to live life on your own terms. In this age of social media, to often fiction becomes facts and the court of public opinion deems you guilty.

“I’ve been called it all, slut-shamed, body-shamed, physically and emotionally abused, if there’s a t-shirt for it, I’ve probably got it.

“It took me a long time to realise that those past experiences don’t define me and that the opinions of others are exactly that…opinions.”

The 12-track album is an eclectic mix of dance genres from Afro house, amapiano, gqom and kwaito.