By Kennedy Nyavaya
Award-winning producer Simba Tagz has released a passionate love song titled Correct, the second off the six-track playlist that makes up his extended play (EP) album set for release early next year.
The mid-tempo love groove is part of the Glory project that has seen the sought-after Tagz feature Mr Eazi on My Lover and Tammy Moyo on the title track.
In an interview with Standard Style, the hit-making producer said the song — co-produced by Nashe of Level 8 and guitarist Sylent Nqo adding a unique strum — is an “interpretation of how a love song should sound like”.
“I had been listening to old school love songs and imagining how that sound can be fused with modern rhythm so for me Correct is an interpretation of how a love song should sound like,” he said.
According to Tagz, the song which comes after the release of My Lover featuring Mr Eazi in April and is a precursor to the title track Glory with Tammy Moyo, is part of his plan to create time for personal music.
“I am taking time to put more focus on my personal music [because] I figured that I was now neglecting my own stuff,” he said.
“As a producer, you always have your own ideas that you sometimes suggest you work with and I also used to write for some artistes, but sometimes when you try to suggest it does not work so producers end up doing it themselves as a way of implementing their ideas.”
Meanwhile, Tagz, who early this year joined a group of revered producers from across the world to form a talent-nurturing panel as part of Nigerian Afro-pop music star Mr Eazi’s Empawa Africa master class in South Africa, has applauded local musicians for diversifying their sound.
However, he also called on those willing to break into the continental scene to work on strategies of effectively distributing their music.
“Some musicians locally have done well on creating a crossover Afro-beat sound, but now we have to figure out what our formula is and how are we going to distribute our music,” he said.