Mthandazo Gatya has released the latest single, Abafana, from his upcoming EP, Umonde, which features DJ Manzo SA, Comado and Aflat.
Mthandazo Gatya released his new single, Abafana, featuring DJ Manzo SA, Comado and Aflat, on Friday, 5 February 2021. The song has a traditional rhythm paired with an electric guitar that is evident throughout the song. An electronic break is then brought in to add a more modern element to the sound. The featured artists contribute to the instrumentation, allowing for Mthandazo Gatya to create something different to his usual sound.
Abafana is taken from Mthandazo Gatya’s upcoming P, Umonde, which is set to be released on Friday, 26 February 2021. In an Instagram post on Sunday, 7 February 2021, Mthandazo Gatya revealed that he had previously teased the song in a live event, where he was able to gauge the reaction of his audience. He stated, “Tested this jam before release, when the country was still open, and the response told me this was going to be another big one, do you think so as well?”
The upcoming five-track EP has three songs that feature DJ Manzo SA and Comado.
The single is available for purchase on Apple Music.
Listen to Abafana below.