South Africa’s favourite singer/songwriter has finally released his self-titled sophomore album on Friday, 26 October 2018.
MAJOZI, the album, comes after the release of a two song release entitled ‘Waiting’ earlier this year. The radio single ‘Waiting’ reached #1 on 5FM Top 10 Pop Chart, Jacaranda SA Top 20 and Jacaranda Chamberlains Top 20.
MAJOZI shot to fame in 2015 with the release of his single ‘Fire’, which was a major pop radio hit and his feel-good follow up single, ‘Darling’, which endeared MAJOZI to the hearts of his loyal fans nationwide. His debut SAMA nominated album FIRE(which includes the #1 single ‘Breathing’ as well as the hit collaboration with Tresor, ‘The Woods’), was released in 2016.
MAJOZI already started writing most of the songs on the new album around two years ago, with the recording process starting over a year ago. The new album was once again produced by renowned SAMA Award Nominee, Ewald Jansen Van Rensburg at his studio in Potchefstroom.
Wanting to do something different this time around, most of the songs started out on piano and progressed from there. Featuring themes of super heroes, faith, vulnerability and insecurity, the content of the songs reflects where MAJOZI was emotionally whilst writing them, as well as where he wanted to be.
“I chose to self-title the album because I don't think people know exactly who I am; not only as a artist but mostly as a person. This album will hopefully give them a better idea of who I am.”
Putting fear aside and pushing himself creatively, MAJOZI’s new record is a Pop Soul offering into which he poured his heart and emotions. Honing his piano skills while trying different melodies and cadences, he also brushed up on his synth, keyboard and drum pad skills to deliver a record reflecting the fun he had recording it. He even picked up the old electric guitar again, which resulted in him becoming a Fender ambassador.
“I've been sitting with these songs for a while now, so I am very excited to get them out to the world. It is hopefully my most fun album to listen to so far, and fans can look forward to a few happy surprises!”
MAJOZI Track Listing:
1. Dry The River 2. Waiting 3. Alright 4. Darling Pt 2 5. Somebody 6. Friends 7. Hey Girl 8. I Want Your Love 9. Arrest My Love 10. Lean On My Soul ft. Soweto Gospel Choir 11. Gwen Stacey
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