Mlindo The Vocalist has released his collaborative single with Nathi Mankayi, Mali, in response to the mounting calls from his fans for a joint single from them.
Mlindo The Vocalist took to Instagram on Friday, 11 December 2020, to confirm the availability of his new single, Mali, featuring acclaimed musician, Nathi Mankayi. The mid-tempo, afro-pop single plays on the two musicians’ sweet spots, as the production of the single manages to effectively blend the voices of the two. Through the layering of their different harmonies, it is sometimes difficult to know who is singing which part.
In addressing the decision for the release of the single on Instagram, Mlindo The Vocalist indicated that the single was his response to his fans, who have been asking for a joint single from the two. Mali blends the story of a “Johnny comes to Johannesburg,” which has been Mlindo The Vocalist’s consistent narrative in his inspirational music, with a love story. The love story aspect is one that the Nomvula hitmaker is still known for, years after his breakout single.
The single is available for purchase on Apple Music.
Listen to Mali below.