'I got back into myself' — Manu WorldStar on what led to him taking a complete music break
Manu WorldStar stopped recording music until he could find himself again.
He told TshisaLIVE his two-year hiatus was not a spur of the moment thing, but a deliberate attempt at finding the spark he had when he created his music.
“I took a complete break, I went away literally. I stopped performing and making appearances. I even stopped making music for a while, because I just felt like I needed to appreciate stuff that I didn't appreciate before. I spent a lot of time with my family and friends. Started to connect with a lot of people that I disconnected with because of the hectic life and schedule. I got back into myself and once I felt like I liked how I feel right now, I translated that into the studio because I do not want to make depressing music. I didn't want to come out with that. Once I started feeling like myself again I went back into studio and I created magic.”
He is releasing his single Sheke on June 15 and his full EP on July 8. He said he would soon announce where the listening session for the project would be. However invitations are exclusively for his biggest fans and media.
“I am also going to be announcing my school tour, happening around Joburg and Pretoria for all my kids out there that love my music.”
Manu shared his exciting news of his music finally reaching the international market, something he said he has been longing for.
“I have got into partnership with an international distributor by the name of EMPIRE. It's a distribution deal, and they are distributing my music worldwide. My previous deal was only a South African distribution so it couldn't break where I needed to be. I feel like I'm a world-class artist, my music is of the world so that was what I felt like I needed in my new journey — to secure a distribution that played at the level of my talent.”
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