Mthandazo Gatya has released his new single, Jikelele, featuring DJ Mvzzle, as the lead single off his upcoming album, New Age Healer, which is available for pre-order.
Mthandazo Gatya took to Instagram on Friday, 8 October 2021, to confirm the release of his new single, Jikelele, featuring DJ Mvzzle. The single was released as the lead single off his upcoming debut album, New Age Healer. The name of the album is arguably derived from the niche which Gatya has created for himself in music, as his signature is producing afro-pop songs with upbeat maskandi and spiritual undertones.
This was emphasised in the supporting statement released on the day, “Mthandazo has created his own line through the fusion of house influenced productions with inspirational afro-pop messaging lyrically. Jikelele is not an expectation of this formula. Vocally, the musician’s voice continues to explore his baritone with the vibrato reminiscent of maskandi musicians. Lyrically, the song is an ode to the grace and blessings God has given the musician, as he explains having searched all over the world for a Man who would provide for him as He has!”
Adding, “The production of the single is a house influenced beat. This is as the hi hats, synth bass and keys are motifs which provide the jovialness of the single. The synth keys during Mthandazo’s vocal breaks become what carries the single forward.”
The single is available for purchase on Apple Music.
Listen to Jikelele below.