This week we gauge the Penya Play duo of Mitter and Mazda’s recently dropped song under the label titled Mjolo. The track, released on March 5, 2022 features Morena Sway and Maya Mpiti.
The song runs for 5 minute 2 seconds, built on 128-Beats-Per-Minute (BPM) and laid on a 100/100-time signature.
The instrumental of the track is influenced by modern day hip hop known as trap, while the baselines and low tempo are skin to the 90s South African house rhythms and percussions from another local sub-genre of house known as Bacardi.
Though it originates in South Africa, the Amapiano genre has taken not only Africa by storm but the whole world has been taken by the frenzy of the high-pitched piano melodies which distinguish the genre.
Mjolo is a song that talks about someone who has been heartbroken and does not believe in relationships or any kind of romantic affection anymore.
On the track, the individual mocks and tries to discourage others from believing in dating because there is a guaranteed heartbreak in it.
Though a typical Amapiano tune, the addition of soulful R&B singers in Maya and Morena Sway has given a different vibe to the song.
Morena Sway’s high notes are in sync with the hook sung by Mazda and Mitter which goes like “Ba tla u hurder, ba tla u utloisa bohloko”
It’s a simple and easy to catch while also singing along to.
Like with any of the songs under the genre, Mjolo is a tune that can be bumped in the clubs, road trips and hangouts. It is a vibe song that has the potential to be one of the classic hits to come out of Lesotho.
From being a dance duo and now tapping into the music production Mazda le Mitter are a duo to look out for in 2022.
Mjolo rates at 8 out of 10.