Donald on his comedy EP and upcoming feature with a surprise international star

22 September 2021 - 06:00 By Joy Mphande
Donald chats about his involvement in the Comedy Central EP and his upcoming album.
Donald chats about his involvement in the Comedy Central EP and his upcoming album.
Image: Instagram/ Donald

We've heard Donald serenade us with love songs and now we've got to know his funny side with his latest collaboration on Comedy Central's EP.

Speaking to TshisaLIVE, Donald said being a part of a satirical project was not as far-fetched as you would think.

“I've had a strong relationship with the comedy industry for a while. I'm friends with a lot of comedians in the country and I support a lot of their shows ... I'm always a subject at their shows when I'm there so this was a very easy project for me to be a part of,” he said.

Donald features on a single from the EP titled Let Me Fill Your Holes, where he collaborates with comedians such as Schalk Bezuidenhout and Peach van Pletzen.

The track is a play on “potholes you wish the government had filled up by now” and features legendary Afrikaans singer Kurt Darren on the saxophone.

“Its been such a tough winter, we were on lockdown and people were not happy about a lot of things happening in our country, like the unrest and all of that. This just seeks to make life happier and funnier by putting musicians and comedians together.”

Donald recently released the visuals to his single Colours, from his seventh album, coming out next month.

He said there would be a few surprises on the project.

“I had an opportunity to work with an amazing international artist from the US, he's an RnB artist. We have a plan to reveal the artist on the week of the release.”

Locally, Donald revealed that he had featured Lady Du, Boohle and Robot Boi- whom he believes are making waves in the music industry at the moment

“I felt like the sound wasn't taking me the way I wanted, I wanted to make a current album, very current to what is happening right now ... it features some of the most amazing young artists coming out now.”

He started working on an album in September last year but decided to start afresh in the new year.

“I've been busy putting the album together. It's a really solid project that I put my whole life into because, just with how life has been for us for the passed 15 months, I needed to put my soul into something.”