Lucille Slade is an up-and-coming South African singer who burst onto the scene three years ago after putting out a cover of Cassper Nyovest‘s track “Tito Mboweni”.
Slade capitalized on the buzz around her now-viral cover of the song by dropping her debut album Scratch the Surface the following year. The 10-track project was released under her then label Boom Studio. Since then, she’s shared a number of gems including “Velvet” and “Khuluma Nami” having worked on the latter with Grammy-nominated producer, Evoke.
While the music she’s put out has been R&B and pop-leaning, Slade pushes against attempts to box her into a singular genre, opting instead for the free reign to create any kind of music she feels led to make.
She also featured on Stogie T‘s last two projects Honey and Pain (2018) and The Empire of Sheep (2019). Naturally, her unmatched work ethic and continued showcasing of her immense talent landed her in great top-up lists and in 2020, Slade shows no signs of slowing down.
Currently working on her latest EP Love Me Slowly and set to collaborate with some of the biggest names in the game, what the grind looks like for an independent artist on the come up and her parallel career as a budding actress