ALICK Macheso, who is returning to action this weekend, says he has utilised his annual leave to start work on his forthcoming album.
The musician stages his first family show of the year at Zebra Village in Mbare this Sunday, where he is expected to sample new songs.
The musician’s manager Lucky Macheso told H-Metro yesterday that they will give fans hints on what to expect on the forthcoming album.
Though he could not give specific date for the release of the album, he assured fans of new music this year.
H-Metro, however, understands mid-year is the target for the release with possibilities of the release coinciding with his birthday in June.
“We have utilised this leave to put some ground work on the new album and I can say it’s work in progress. We are returning to action this first week of February with the first family show slated for Zebra Village in Mbare. We are inviting fans to come in their numbers since we will be sampling some of the new songs.
“What we are guaranteeing is an album. It’s coming this year but work has to be done first. So for now we are working on the project and then comes the dates for the release. We are aware that our fans are now thirsty of new music, it’s two years now. So for now, we will be giving them teasers during shows,” said Lucky.
Being his first show to meet families this year, Macheso’s camp has promised a special package as a ‘new year’ present to the fans.
“Family shows are always special, these are shows where parents come with children and their loved ones so we are definitely going to give them something special.
“As usual we prioritise time and we will start early in the afternoon so that our fans enjoy the show,” he said.
Prior to this, Macheso performs at Selmor Mtukudzi’s album launch tonight before a date with his fans in Budiriro tomorrow.
“It’s our first week this year and we are performing at Selmor (Mtukudzi) album launch then at Charehwa in Budiriro Saturday night.
“All these are important shows and we are promising our fans a fun-filled weekend that will end at Zebra Village on Sunday,” added Lucky.
Macheso’s last album – Dzinosvitsa Kure – is still doing well on the market but he said that will not stop him from releasing new music.