South African reggae star Freeky releases the debut single off his forthcoming second album – Take My Breath Away (TMBA).
If one is unaware of how a contemporary reggae pop song sounds like, Freeky’s latest record is the perfect sound to listen to.
Described by UK media as ‘a sweeping triumph and bound to cross over into the mainstream airwaves’, it is fair to publicly admit: TMBA is living up to its title.
When people praise the song as ‘no ordinary reggae song’, it is because the singer-songwriter – real name Olihile Afrika – always adds colour in every song he creates.
Born in a township south of Johannesburg, the talented Freeky joined the legendary Sotho Band (Ntjapedi) in 2006 – the band that shared stages with Salif Keita, Hugh Masekela and other African musical legends.
True to his musical roots, in 2007, Freeky decided to pursue a solo career – the decision that introduced him to Robin Mabunda of Dreaded Sounds, who helped the rising star to commit to his reggae musical calling.
Nine years later, his musical skills have attracted various notable musicians for collaboration, including: Mawe2, Lutan Fyah, Singer Jah, Sizzla Tommy Gunn and Stacious.
Freeky is currently working on his sophomore album for Dreaded Sounds which features ‘Take My Breath Away’ – a contemporary reggae pop song.
Take My Breath Away is AVAILABLE ON ITUNES.