By Peter Kanjere:
A dapting to a very dynamic music scene is something celebrated afro artist Piksy has learnt to learn—and fast, for his career to remain relevant.
The artist, who burst onto the scene with his colleague nthumwi Nikodemo as a duo called Atumwi, has seen his peers failing to adapt to competition and changing music tastes before disappearing on the scene.
“I have been through a lot in my career. I have seen those I started off my career with fading from the scene,” Piksy said.
“To survive on the market, I have adapted to the changing environment, tailoring my music to modern trends to suit the tastes of the current generation while not leaving behind the old generation. However, I have not abandoned my style but added some elements to make my music relevant.”
True, those who have listened to the hit called Angozo would agree that Piksy is not going too modern and too outdated.
He is finding his feet somewhere in between; thereby, preserving his style of strong lyrics and smooth voice. Piksy tells a story, ignites debate and entertains.
Such has been the story since Piksy appeared on the scene with an offering titled Maso; an album that he dedicated to personal experiences.
“Maso was about celebrating how I had lived my dreams that I never imagined. The second album was Mthunzi which was about forewarning people against false prophets,” he said.
Inevitably, Piksy had to explain his next music project.
But before he did, the musician had something to share with his army of followers.
He is recording music video of singles collection such as Umakwana and Angozo.
“This singles collection will be out by August,” he said.
However, if you are a big fan of Piksy then look forward to, his third career album titled Mtunda.
“I am recording songs for the album. I record my songs at several studios including mine. The next album is titled Mtunda because it reflects the road I have travelled in my career; the heights I have scaled. I am grateful that I have maintained my core of fans and earned new ones along the way,” he said.
Few can disagree. Bring on Mtunda! The album is expected to be released in October.