There's a new face on the Afrikaans music scene - and if Chrizaan has anything to do with it, she's going to be a major star before long.
Just 19-years-old Chrizaan's got the passion and fire to make an impact on this highly competitive part of the South African music industry, and the songs to match.
First out-of-the-gate is 'In My Hart', the debut radio single from the Vanderbijlpark-based teenager, and the song has all the makings of a hit for Chrizaan.
In fact, it's also one of the songs Chrizaan has written herself so she's justifiably proud that this is her first public calling card to what's likely to be a large and devoted fanbase.
"I wrote my first song when I was about 12 and I am very proud that my first single is going to be something that I was so personally involved in," she reveals.
Actually, the inspiration behind 'In My Hart' was the breakup with a boyfriend when she was in Grade 10 and the result is a song that will speak directly to the heart of anyone who has ever faced heartbreak.
"I think that is what I love most about writing songs and singing," Chrizaan confides. "The way you can sing about something very personal but at the same time the people listening to you interpret it through their own experiences."
'In My Hart' is taken off Chrizaan's debut album which features 12-tracks of music that takes its inspiration from rock, country and pop. The album includes several English songs (including a version of OMD's beautiful 'Dreaming') but the bulk of the album is destined to be embraced by Afrikaans music fans.