Last year, South African producer Sun-El Musician's hit single "Akanamali" featuring Samthing Soweto was one of the biggest hits of 2017. It was hard to miss; it was a permanent fixture on radio, TV, shebeens, clubs, phones and living rooms. Samthing Soweto's effortless vocals sat perfectly over a house we wouldn't have expected him to sing over.
Sun-El Musician just released a new single featuring the singer Mlindo. Titled "Bamthathile," the song sees Mlindo croon about a wife of his who left him.
Unlike "Akanamali" which leaned more towards house, "Bamthathile" is electro-based, with subtle synths accompanying the stacked vocals, which sound distant as if to emulate the elusiveness the woman in question.
Mlindo's singing style is reminiscent of maskandi and mbhaqanga.
The song is still catchy, even though it's of a slower tempo, and is highly likely to be as big as its predecessor.
Listen to "Bamthathile" below.