SUNGURA ace Alick Macheso has promised to release an album before the year ends.
Macheso vowed not to disappoint his fans who have waited for new music for two years since the release of Kwatakabva Mitunhu/Kure Kwekure that was largely unsuccessful in 2012.
The musician was speaking at Big Apple where he played on Friday.
“Even if it means I will release on Christmas day then I will have to do it. I have to release an album this year,” said Macheso.
“I have the music already and what is left is to fit a few cables at the new studio then the work begins.”
Macheso said the studio at Aquatic Complex is almost done and should be ready in the next few days.
This comes after suspicion that only Sulumani Chimbetu would have a fresh album on the market as it had remained speculation that Macheso would release an album.
Sulu’s publicist Joe Nyamungoma said on Saturday they were now mixing their yet to be titled album which hits the market on November 26.
“We are done with all the other processes and we are now mixing. We have 12 tracks done, but we are likely to reduce them to 10,” said Nyamungoma.
“The album will be launched at Vhiyali Studios in Avondale.”
Asked whether they are not worried about Macheso’s promised release, Nyamungoma said it would be interesting to see how the market would respond to the two albums.
“I went to see Macheso at his house and he says he will release an album and it will be good to see how his album will fare against ours especially looking at the background of the fierce competition our previous albums had in 2012,” he said.
“We are in good books with Macheso now and the rivalry will be confined to the music.”
If Macheso’s album is released before the end of the year, then Zimbabweans would have music for Christmas.
That coupled with two DVDs from Peter Moyo and Jah Prayzah; it certainly becomes a complete festive season package.