05 Sep Weekly Drops: New Music Releases to Check Out
For this week’s feature of ‘Weekly Drops’, we’ve put together a list made up of up-and-coming artists and a few big names in the industry who released new music.
Check out the list below and enjoy the new sounds!
Naye Ayla – Breathe Me
Johannesburg-based neo-soul singer, Naye Ayla shared her first offering from her much-anticipated EP, Every Feeling. The single, titled Breathe Me, dropped on the 4th of September on all streaming platforms. The body of work had been produced by Fletcher Black, recorded by Ammo Moses, and composed by C-Tea Beat.
Spartz – 21 & Black
On Monday, 24 August, Joburg-based singer, Spartz released her debut Album ‘21 & Black’; a soulful album that expresses the beauty and confusion of being a young, spiritually inclined individual. The album emphasizes the themes of the ’20s, spirituality and pride in being black.
The first part of the album is written from a 21-year-old’s perspective and the second half is written from an African child’s perspective.
Listen to the masterpiece here.
Moonga K. – Fool’s Gold (Loveboi Remix)
In an Instagram post, Moonga K. shared: “I met Nilas over SoundCloud a couple of years ago after hearing his flip of Rihanna’s “Work”, which I was blown away by. Went straight for the dm’s and we’ve been in touch ever since. I think Nilas, aka Loveboi, is an extraordinary talent and I’m looking forward to the original we can create together.”
Stream the single here.
MJ Summers – Fungani
Up-and-coming R&B singer-song songwriter MJ Summers is one to look out for in the local music space. The talented singer with soft, soothing sounds recently released her EP titles ‘Fungani’. The seven-track EP was produced by sound engineer, Nacos, and include singles such as Euphoria, Exes, and 031 Femme Ties.
Take a listen here.
Thando Ngoasheng – Weak
Born and raised in Johannesburg, 19-year-old singer-songwriter, Thando Ngoasheng is making her mark in the music industry. She is inspired and influenced by various music genres, including Pop, RnB/Soul, Alternative rock and more.
A week ago, she released her new single, ‘Weak’. She shared that the song is centered around healthy love and relationships. “The song is about being in a relationship and being in love with someone who cares about you more than anything else. Something we all crave. It’s about being crazy about someone and getting the same feelings reciprocated,” she wrote on an Instagram post.
The single is available for download and steaming here..
Kwesi Arthur – This Is Not The Tape, Sorry 4 The Wait II
This Is Not The Tape, Sorry 4 The Wait II is Kwesi Arthur’s latest offering as he invites his fans on his journey of self-discovery.
Released hot off the heels of winning Best Rapper Of The Year at the recent Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA), the multi-award winning musician beat heavy weight contenders Sarkodie, Eno Barony, Medikal and Strongman to win the prestigious award – further entrenching himself as a top tier rapper on the continent.
Stream or download This Is Not The Tape, Sorry 4 The Wait II here.
Langa Mavuso – Panther
With his latest single ‘Love Lost’ surpassing 200,000 streams in just under two months, the Deezer ‘Next Artist of 2020’, South African singer, songwriter and musician, Langa Mavuso, is back with a brand new single titled Panther featuring Yanga Chief as he continues to tease his highly anticipated self-titled debut album titled Langa, which is scheduled for release on September 25 via Platoon.
Listen to Panther here.
Joda Kgosi – Truth Is
Joda Kgosi is a Johannesburg-born and bred R&B/Soul singer-songwriter making her way into the music industry. Earlier in the year, she released her single ‘Lunatic’ and has since returned with a new release titled Truth Is. Her sounds are influenced by the likes of Erykah Badu and Rihanna – this is evident in this new single.
Check it out here
031 Choppa featuring Marcus Harvey – Need You
Ultimate cool boys 031 Choppa and Marcus Harvey partnered up to bring to life a smash hit titled ‘Need You’. A week ago, singer-songwriter and producer 031 Choppa took to Instagram to announce that he had released three new singles, one of these bring Need You. Check it out here.
Khuli Chana featuring Cassper Nyovest – Basadi
Music industry powerhouse, the Motswakoriginator, Khuli Chana, celebrated his birthday last week with a highly anticipated drop of his Basadi single with visuals featuring Cassper Nyovest. Watch the music video here.