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SANDTON, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 20: Simmy during the Tanqueray Spanish Garden at Beechwood Gardens on July 20, 2019 in Sandton, South Africa. The event; themed: #BitterSweetOranges, launched a new Tanqueray variant.

Simmy Drops New Single 'Emakhaya' Ahead of Highly-Anticipated Sophomore Album

Simmy has recently dropped a new banger titled 'Emakhaya' and it is the perfect way to usher in the weekend.

South African songstress, Simmy, certainly shows no signs of slowing down. The Afro-house princess released her latest single titled "Emakhaya" featuring Da Capo and Sun El Musician earlier today. The single comes ahead of her highly-anticipated sophomore album Tugela Fairy- Made of Stars which is set to drop next month sometime. The project will follow her wildly successful debut album Tugela Fairy which was released in 2018. Simmy announced the release of "Emakhaya" on Twitter and fans are already loving it.


"Emakhaya" is a smooth house track that is made for the heat of summer parties. It is a good song to slowly dance to, a sure fire way to warm up a party. The single has the golden treatment of honey-voiced musician, Sun El Musician and master of deep house beats, producer De Capo who are known hitmakers. Fans on social media appear to be already blown away.

When asked about the single and upcoming album Simmy says the following:

"I'm really excited about dropping my new single this Friday, especially because my fans have been waiting patiently for it for a very long time and I couldn't wait to share it with them. What my fans can expect from my upcoming album is a continuation from the first Tugela Fairy album, more growth & versatility with regards to the music itself and my approach on each story that I tell. I also got an opportunity to have external features compared to my first album so it's exciting to share some of the work I did with those producers and artists as well."

Simmy is not new to chart-topping with her previous single "Ngihamba Nawe" having spent over 23 weeks on the top 100 airplay charts. The Zulu songstress is sure to woo summer in and draw people to the dancefloor with "Emakhaya". Tugela Fairy – Made Of Stars drops this November 2020.

Tugela Fairy- Made of Stars is available for pre-order on both Apple Music and Spotify.

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