Ambitiouz Entertainment vocalist, KLY drops new single and its the first time we are hearing him sing in vernacular
KLY has been a little quiet this year but now he has decided to bless us with some new music. Titled Umbuzo, the new song lands just in time for wedding season and with KLY’s undeniable vocals, it is going to be well received and loved.
Umbuzo follows the talented singer’s Trap inspired single, Runners, which he made alongside equally talented rapper, Zingah. This was the singer’s first joint this year. The vibe on Runners was amazing mostly because of the chemistry between these two artists.
His latest single is a vibe, simple and straight. We never thought that we could ever hear him on a song singing in vernacular but there we go. And my we add that he definitely kills it plus the switch between English and isiZulu is so effortless.
Umbuzo is extremely emotional as KLY reveals his heart on the song. He sings about the woman he loves but questions her loyalty and if she is really in it for the long haul.
He also sings about how she doesn’t trust him meanwhile he is out there in the world grinding for their future. Ultimately, he doesn’t have answers to all the questions that she’s asking him.
The song is so laid back and revives the hope in us that RnB music will once again see its dawn in South Africa. We hope that Umbuzo is the first single off his highly anticipated debut album. According to very trustworthy sources, the album is close to conclusion and should drop next year. We can’t wait.
Umbuzo is available for purchase on all major digital stores.
Listen to the song below ans tell us what you think!
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!