TSHEGO MADE US WAIT FOR 4 YEARS...AND IT WAS WELL WORTH THE WAIT
Ohh man Tshego made us wait for 4 years a new project and finally Pink Pather is here, and to be honest it was well worth the wait. Despite all the pressure to deliver Tshego emerges with one of the best crafted projects in South Africa for 2019 and it couldn't have come at a better time.
I need you to understand that his first official project ''Since 1990'' was released in early 2015 and within months of it being released it became an instant cult classic. I know the masses only caught on to Tshego's music after he dropped his smash hit ''Henessey'' but I've been a fan since I heard his song ''Outchea'' in 2015. When I heard the project SInce 1990 I instantly knew he was special. The vocals, the song writting, the melodies, the song structure...Tshego is a great artist and not many artists can stand next to him when he goes into the booth and makes magic.
As a fan of his music waiting for the last 4 years for a new project has not been an easy thing to do, I was tired of hearing radio hits from him and all I wanted was a full project.He announced that he would be dropping Pink Panther in August and that he would be dropping a single called ''No Ties'' featuring King Monada and at first I was like... ''No Tshego why would you put Monada on your first single'', but I was wrong. No ties came out and I was like this is fire, only Tshego could think of putting King Monada on a song like this and making it a hit. When he finally dropped Pink Panther I waited a week to finally listen to it, to be honest I was scared it would be mediocre and all that time we had waited was for nothing, I mean No Ties is fire but would he deliver with the full project.
I finally got Pink Panther and as soon as I played track one all of my doubts and questioning went right out the window. I remebered that this man is a genius with the music, he takes his time and perfectly crafts the songs and vibes, that's why I became a fan in the first place. In a climate where music is being consumed at the highest rate it's ever been and social relevance for modern musicians is social media shenanigans and constantly putting music out to make sure your fans don't forget about you Tshego decided to take the opposite approach. He kept it strictly about the music and blocked out the outside worlds opinions and he stayed in the studio until it was ready. One thing should be noted...staying relevant in the music game solely off music alone only works when you make amazing music and only then, if you make great music you are allowed to disappear for how ever long you choose to make sure the music is A1. The rest of you guys should stick to the formula and keep us entertained on Twitter and instagram with your clout wars.
It took 15 songs to remind me that Tshego is special cloth alert when it comes to this music thing. The Pink Panther album is about where Tshego is right now, his highs and lows, a new father who is making his way in the world and being open enough to share the light and dark in himself for all of us to see..it is the perfect sound track to being young and free, the perfect vibe to your weekend and weekday and it is all intertwinned in amazing writting, great melodies and dope ass beats. Pink Panther was well worth the wait and if you haven't streamed or downloaded it yet you are missing out on some really great music.