ExQ deliver delicate mature balance on Tseu Tseu [Album Review]
ExQ launched his highly anticipated album Tseu Tseu yesterday at Rylance Resort, Borrowdale in Harare. The album contains 15 tracks which include some previously released songs like Tsvigiri, Jerusarema ft Freeman, Bhachura ft Ammara Brown, Nhema ft Killer T and Do Me Good ft Lulu Diva.
ExQ managed to pull the rabbit out of the hat with an unexpected feature with Tanga Wekwa Sando on Bvuma. Bvuma will win him some new fans with older generation with it's super Jazz feel. ExQ also tried an Afrobeat song with perfection on the title track Tseu Tseu. The song is damn good but he might come under fire with fellow Zimbabweans for trying to sound Nigerian. The song is an attempt to penetrate the African market.
Jah Prayzah assist him on Pahukama which will definitely make you get on the dance floor. I was unsure of the collaboration but ExQ pulls it smoothly without losing his stride. It will definitely get a lot of airplay on radios and in the Kombis.
ExQ also deliver another surprise feature with Madiz on Unyerere. Madiz had gone quite for a long time but on this song he still sounds very good. On Uyangihlanyisa he tries his hand at house music assisted by Rakeem and Skaiva. This will probably win him new fans in South Africa and other countries where house music is great.
ExQ's standout track for me is Nzenza a collaboration with Freeman. This track will probably be the biggest hit of the album and it will definitely win him new fans with ladies as he defends their honor.
The theme of Tseu Tseu is mostly love with a bit of self motivation songs. Overrally ExQ has managed to create an album every artist wish for, one that appeals to different markets and groups. His fans won't complain yet at the same he is got something that will please Zimdancehall, House and Jazz fans. The biggest of the accomplishment will also be his ability to target the regional market with tracks like Tseu Tseu, Uyangihlanyisa and Do Me Good without alienating his local fans. How he does is it, I wonder?