Collins Chitimbe hits fifth album
Blantyre-based musician Collins Chitimbe also known as C2 is back in the limelight with his fifth album titled Lonjezo.
The singer, who has not released a new album since 2013, said on Sunday that he started recording the fifth album in 2014.
“My absence was not necessarily to say that I had lost ideas but I was monitoring the market as you know piracy is rampant now and again I was also giving a chance to my brother Innocent to shine with his music,” said C2.
He admitted that his previous albums Atambwali Sametana, Mposakhalitsa and Kumvera did not do well on the market until he released his fourth Tsogolo in 2013.
“Music needs patience, I have tried to listen to all my previous albums over and over again just to check where I went wrong and then I also have listened to my successful album Tsogolo and so now I have a clear picture of where I should go with my music,” said the musician.
Chitimbe also said that he has fused in different genres in the songs adding that the lyrical content is also rich compared to the other albums.
“I have also been receiving advice from different people and so by embracing different genres, I am trying to discover my touch and I am happy that the songs which are currently enjoying airplay have received an overwhelming response,” he said.
Some of the songs currently enjoy in g airplay in some of the local radio stations in the 13-track album include ‘Chikondi Chotapitsa,’ and ‘Uzindikonda.’
“There are different messages in the songs and I have not avoided love. We need to show love to each other and again I am talking about love between spouses and love in families where people are no longer showing each other love but all they do is spend time on social media,” said the musician.
He said he plans to launch the album which was recorded at CL Touch in Blantyre by Limbani Chibwana in July and that he will go for a double as he is currently finalising a DVD.
“I have had time to visit countries such as Namibia and Mozambique and that is where I have shot some of my music videos. I have also been able to link up with other artists there and learned some tricks,” he said.
Chitimbe has in the past years been working with different groups which have been backing him up during live performances including Dan Lufani’s Rockers Band.
He then revealed that he has now formed his own band known as Amazon Vibrations.
“I have been dreaming of forming my own band but now it has come to pass. I am looking at giving people nothing but the best and the formation of the band is an indication that I am not serious and full time into music,” said Chitimbe.
Listening to the songs, the musician seems to be making an improvement but he still needs to dig deeper to have his own brand.
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