HARARE - Sungura music star Alick Macheso says he won’t rush to release his highly-anticipated album just for the sake of appeasing his impatient fans.
Macheso said on Thursday before he left for a tour of South Africa that he was still in the midst of finalising the songs that would constitute the album.
“The new album is definitely coming but our fans should remember that it is not about just releasing new songs,” the Tafadzwa singer told the Daily News.
“The songs that will be part of my next album have to be rich; I mean both lyrically and in terms of arrangement. A song should reflect our lives; it has to cover social and human issues that touch souls.”
Macheso added that he was not prepared to associate his name with mediocrity.
“I will not just be jumping into the studio just for the sake of recording something new. The new songs should be well–polished and this could involve reworking them over and over again. It pays in the end when you take time to polish your material,” he said.
The Red Cross of Zimbabwe ambassador has been frustrated by music pirates who recorded a part of one of his song during a live concert and mixed it with a musical composition by another musician.
“Everywhere you go people are playing that half-done song; it is a shoddy song. In the shops, buses, on mobile phones you hear people playing it. I am sure that Zimbabweans will be happier when they hear the original song because that piece has caused airwaves everywhere. That is the power of my songs,” said Macheso.
Meanwhile, the sungura kingpin has promised to deliver scintillating performances on his tour across the Limpopo in which he performed in Johannesburg yesterday before performing in Cape Town today.
“South Africans have always welcomed our concerts there and I know most in the audience will be Zimbabweans.
“I like the way they sing along whenever we perform there. I have fond memories of my performances there,” said Macheso.