Kawara’s hit factory keeps running
ALEXIO Kawara is a man after Africa’s heart.
By far, Alexio remains one of the most consistent artistes locally, churning out a worthy hit timely for people’s attention.
And it appears his ploy has finally been betrayed by the release of his latest single Hatidzoreke.
The track is off his forthcoming album Oyi scheduled for release mid next year. The album also carries another single Zvazvinhu released last year.
Hatidzoreke, however, reveals a new dimension of Alexio. It is a brilliant composition whose instrumentation can get anyone grooving.
His infectious voice, his ability to hit pitch with ease and the arrangement make this track definitely one of the best products to have come from Zimbabwe this year.
Guitar arrangement, keys and bass are all packaged intelligently in a manner that could make you think of mega stars like Yousso N’Dour and Tuku.
This is certainly a sound that should see him graduate into a whole new level.
Alexio said he was indeed was aiming for the top of the world. He said the singles also serve as comeback tracks for his fans.
“These are more of comeback songs. I’d been quiet for a while so this is to say to my fans, I’m still here,” said Alexio.
“At the same time, I really need to bring back the inspiring Alexio in this song. With my music, I want people to appreciate who I am. I believe I’m a different artiste who needs to be heard.”
“With that in mind I see my music taking me beyond borders because I want it to change the world.”
Alexio said he has remained faithful to his sound and has not followed trends because he sets his own.
“I don’t believe in trends because I want to set my own trends. I’m unique and I believe that’s how every artiste should be.”
For his forthcoming album, Alexio has collaborated with a United States artiste, Wil Seabrook, on a single that will be released soon.
“I’m still planning the release, but the song is done already. We’re just waiting for the right timing since I recently released a new single.”