Riding on the successful proclamation of his lead single, ONLY IF YOU LIKE THAT, Tshego releases his latest body of work in the form of, 3 PIECE today. The much-anticipated teaser before his sophomore album.
ONLY IF YOU LIKE THAT availed the EP for pre-order on Friday the, 9th July 2021. The single was supported by a self-directed live performance and visualizer, which debuted exclusively on Channel O live at 18:00 the night prior.
The artist then made the live performance piece available for on his Vevo Channel: at 08:00am, the next day marking the official countdown to the release of 3 PIECE.
Having faced personal difficulties, fans of the artist took to Twitter writing, “Some us real fans, been waiting for new music, I anticipated 3 PIECE. You said 2nd July then pushed to today and you just give us a single… Come on, bro.”
Giving the fans what they want, Tshego has delivered, and his fans have reciprocated the gesture. Surprising everyone from the EP, is the potential radio hit, MY FAVORITE SONG, featuring Shekhinah which charted with no radio promo or push. The latter had been teased by Tshego ahead of having to step away temporarily, the single peaked at #19 on SA radio prior to its official release.
About MY FAVOURITE SONG
One of South Africa’s most notable hip-hop artists and producers, Tshego ropes in the critically acclaimed and multi-award-winning pop and R&B vocalist and songwriter, Shekhinah for a trap-R&B collaboration that is a match made in music heaven.
The two take turns to deliver alluring verses about working on a relationship while dealing with personal vices and demons. “I like pain, and my tattoos state it,”
Tshego confesses, illustrating the sometimes-toxic nature of relationships. The production, which features a suggestive guitar-led instrumental, with the trademark trap hi-hat patterns, provides the perfect background for the two vocalists.
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About 3 Piece:
United States-born and South Africa-based hip hop artist, Tshego follows up the runaway success of his 2019 debut album, Pink Panther, with an EP that is sure to satiate his fans and will no doubt endear him to many more. 3 Piece is a three-track offering of Tshego’s signature trap-R&B sounds.
The EP features guest appearances from some of South Africa’s most exciting musicians working right now; including Flvme, Blxckie, and Shekhinah. Tshego stays true to his trap inspired sound with laid-back verses over atmospheric synths, tuned kick drums, and complicated hi-hat patterns.
The EP-opener, MY FAVOURITE SONG, features multi-award-winning pop and R&B vocalist and songwriter, Shekhinah. The two take turns to deliver alluring verses about working on a relationship while dealing with personal vices and demons. “I like pain and my tattoos state it,” Tshego confesses, illustrating the sometimes-toxic nature of relationships.
On NEW, Tshego teams up with new-kids-on-the-block Flame and Blxckie. The track deals with moving on from a failed relationship. The trio rap and sing about using work, women, and other forms of self-care, such as spending money, to deal with a break-up.
On ONLY IF YOU LIKE THAT, the final track on 3 Piece, Tshego expresses his sexual desires, brags about his prowess, and makes sure to clarify that he’s only interested in engaging in these intimate acts if the other party is also enthusiastically eager.
The talented musician who’s worked with everyone from Riky Rick to King Monada shows no clear signs of slowing down and is intent on building on his existing sound and bringing it into the future through compelling collaborations and his take on the trap sound while tackling relatable concepts and content.