According to her Facebook bio, Muthoni Ndonga has spent previous lives as an Armenian mystic healer, a Chinese dumpling maker, one of Napoleon’s generals, the head of Shaka Zulu’s harem and, er, a polar bear. It’s fair to say her current incarnation as Muthoni Drummer Queen is set to eclipse them all.
It would certainly take most of us many lifetimes to produce a track as good as the Blankets & Wine founder’s new single, which we’re proud to premiere on MusicMap today. With Swiss production duo GR & HOOK providing an exhilarating mix of bassy hip-hop and digital reggae, ‘Million Voice’ finds Muthoni switching from rousing vocal hooks to fiery rap bars with the sort of swaggering style and attitude that M.I.A. would be proud of.
With previous Muthoni Drummer Queen single ‘Kenyan Message’ calling out everyone from the country’s remote political leaders to disgraced former FIFA boss Sepp Blatter, it’s no surprise that ‘Million Voice’ also offers a robust and passionate message. In her own words, “the song pays tribute to the millions of invisible, ordinary, everyday people doing whatever it takes to put bread on the table and create an impactful life, in spite of, or maybe because of, the circumstances that they found themselves in.”
‘Million Voice’ is the second single to be taken from Muthoni Drummer Queen’s forthcoming album SHE, which is set to drop on Mouthwatering Records on 27th of October.