The Queen of House music, Bucie is back with new music just in time for the festive season. The immensely talented vocalist recently announced that she will be dropping her long awaited album, Rebirth next week. Before that though, she is giving us a teaser of the album with a new joint, titled Don’t Leave.
Bucie drops new single, Don’t Leave along with album pre-order
Don’t Leave comes after almost 2 years of Bucie not dropping any new music as a solo artist. And with rumours that she will be retiring, a lot of fans were left heartbroken. She has since featured on various songs including Mobi Dixon’s Love Me Right and Heavy K’s iNde with Nokwazi.
This year she featured on Soz’Uphinde alongside Mpumi and NaakMusiQ’s Ntombi. These songs helped to bridge the gap and honestly, we cannot imagine a summer without a Bucie hit song.
Don’t Leave is classic Bucie vibe. It features very soulful vocals and amazing RnB runs that only she can do. The song is about a woman who is insecure that her man may be cheating on her so she checks his phone constantly and generally finds it hard to trust him.
Instead of leaving him though, she stays because she still loves him. She begs him not to leave her because you know, she realizes that she’s unreasonable.
Is Rebirth Bucie’s last studio album?
Although Rebirth is slated to be Bucie’s last studio album, we doubt the fans will allow that. The album features a satisfying, 12 tracks with a reasonable amount of features.
Bucie went all out on this one with features from Thabsie, Kwesta, Yemi Alade, Black Motion and DJ Mshega. She also features Mobi dixon, Mpumi and DJ Kamera. The album features sets a nice balance between DJ’s and vocalists. We can’t wait to hear it.
The album is available for pre-order on Apple Music and it is set to drop on the 14th of November.
Could 2019 Finally Be The Year For Mzekekeze’s Big Come Back?
If you were alive in the early 2000’s then you may remember how huge Kwaito music was. TS Records, owned by DJ Sbu and Thembinkosi Nciza produced some of the most stellar artists who dominated the charts and won countless awards. This was a major deal because TS Records was an independent label. Artists who we consider the cream of the crop at the time included Brown Dash, Brickz, Mafikizolo and the balaclava-wearing Mzekezeke.
The Mzekezeke and DJ Sbu situation being the one in the same is long so we won’t get into that. But in October of last year the duo announced that they are forming a new record label together. This was after TS records closed down due to both DJ Sbu and TK Nciza decided to focus on their individual business ventures.
Mzekezeke’s come back has been warmly received so far
The new label is called Mzekezeke Music and the first release was DJ Sbu’s soulful house joint titled Beautiful featuring Portia Monique. The second being Mzekekzeke’s first official come back single Gqom single, Nay Lento which was surprisingly warmly received.
So this begs the question, is this the year that Mzekekzeke will finally be making an official and unrelenting come back? We think so.
Mzekezeke has always been illusive and a little of an enigma. Even though we have always suspected that he is DJ Sbu, there was never a slip up or a confirmation of this. This may work to keep his relevance up to a younger audience. Plus if he is already working on new music which appeals to people who haven’t heard of him, this may be advantageous for him.
At the moment there is an interest in authentic South African sounds from the global audience and from within the country. We are beginning to appreciate the beautiful influence that Kwaito has had on our music. Cassper Nyovest, Okmalumkoolkat and Kwesta have been incorporating elements of the genre into their sound and creating a fusion of Hip Hop and Kwaito. If Mzekezeke hops on this trend and brings back that essence of the sound he had in his glory days, this could work.
The charm of the Mzekezeke persona has always been his authenticity and singing about issues that we laugh at in our private corners. The world never gets tired on genuine energy so this may be one thing that works in his favour.
What do you think? Is 2019 the year Mzekezeke comes back in a huge way?
Check out the visuals for Nay Lento below!