Mwansa recently released his debut single, ‘Burn This House’, a deeply moving single baring his soul, co-‐produced by himself and Matt O’Connor.
Having grown up in a sleepy diamond-‐mining town in Botswana, Mwansa fell into music by falling in love with a classmate at the age of 11. His school didn’t have any instruments for the students to play, so they learnt musical theory and pretended to play notes on sketched out keyboards on pieces of paper. At the age of 15, Mwansa’s family relocated to Australia.
‘Burn This House’ is Mwansa’s first official single, and was conceived following a challenging series of personal events. In 2011 his aunt passed away, followed by his brother who died a week later. Heartbroken and also facing a redundancy from his job he turned to music.
“This single is a major departure from my previous work -‐ musically, lyrically and vocally. Driven by the death of my brother I felt the need to write and record, as a sort of catharsis. I felt like there was so much poison in me, if I didn’t get it out it would kill me.”
“I write, record, arrange and program everything myself. I start by composing the melody like you would a piano concerto then I infuse electronic elements and build layers from there. ‘Burn This House’ was recorded at my home in Mount Lawley with one microphone and some old recording gear.” -‐Mwansa
Alongside ‘Burn This House,’ Mwansa is collaborating with artists throughout the world across various mediums and art forms to create works, inspired by the song. This series of works will be titled Reverse the Crash and will be able to be viewed on his website, YouTube and Facebook pages. They include photography, paintings, illustrations and animated videos to name a few.