The Lilongwe-based artist became talk of the town last year following the release of several singles from her debut album Ndikanakhala Nyerere.
Most attractive was her dancing antics which resembles Zambia’s Mampi and when she featured at Channel O DJ’s shows held in Malawi, her future promised more, but like smoke, she disappeared silently.
In an interview, the artist admitted leaving her fans in suspense, but said the silence was to concentrate on the new project after noting that the debut album was not a hit as she expected.
“I am currently reworking most songs from the debut album and I need more time to do this. While doing this, I am concentrating on my new album and I have already recorded a number of singles. I will be releasing them slowly until the album is complete,” she said.
Listening to Nthano, which has been recorded by DJ Sley at Chit-Chat Records in Area 18, Lilongwe, it is evident that Elly K dreams for something big in music.
She intricately mixes cultural and international music elements that serves both local and international audiences, but with more concentration on cultural stories.
Done in local Afro-pop, the song is danceable and as you listen to it, you get a complete story told in folklore and engaging approach.
“We always miss it by going to studio before thinking about the video of the song. I have learnt a lesson and I am sure my videos will be different because I am not releasing a song before drafting how the video will be and this promotes coherence,” she said.
Nthano will be released today on www.malawimusic.com, ReverbNation and radios.