Released today, “No Ties” is the first single from Tshego’s debut album, Pink Panther, due for release on 31 August.
A singer-songwriter and producer, he’s known for bangers like Hennessy and Garden, and caught the attention of music lovers with his smooth vocals. The versatile musician laces his vocals on this joint alongside Limpopo’s favourite, King Monada, who sings in “Khelobhedu” – a Northern South dialect.
The Pink Panther teased fans earlier this year with a series titled ‘The Process’ giving fans a glimpse into the creative process of the album. Pink Panther has been four years in the making with the release being pushed back after the music was stolen. This misfortune or blessing in disguise saw Tshego trying to salvage what he could and going back into the studio to record new music.
“I wrote and produced ‘No Ties’ and thought of who I could collaborate with that people wouldn’t expect; King Monada came to mind and he felt like the perfect fit. Around this time I heard ‘Malwedhe’, that is a dope track! I knew I had to work with him. I dropped him a DM and we started talking. He then chose ‘No Ties’ from the two songs I shared with him. Alie Keys put his things on it and this is the outcome. Monada exceeded my expectations on this one, I am very happy. ‘No Ties’ is still the old Tshego you love, I have just gone through a lot and grown”, says Tshego.
You can find “No Ties” here https://umgafrica.lnk.to/NoTies