‘Howard Edward X Jimmy Nevis – Take a While’ is out now across all digital platforms
|Pictured: Howard Edward|
Howard Edward teams up with Jimmy Nevis on his brand-new single ‘Take a While’ – out across all digital platforms today.
Watch the lyric video for ‘Take a While’ here: https://youtu.be/vucsLhE83nE
Howard Edward, a local producer and songwriter extraordinaire collaborates with Jimmy Nevis on the incredible new single ‘Take a While’. Written in mid-2019 and recorded at Cosher Recording Studios in Cape Town where Howard is an engineer, ‘Take a While’ celebrates the producer skills of Howard combined with the vocal honey from Jimmy.
Howard and Jimmy have worked together in the past, including on Jimmy’s most recent solo single ‘Hey Jimmy’ which spent 6 weeks at #1 on the KFM TOP 40, setting a new record for a local track on the chart.
Howard explains how working together on ‘Take a While” came about, saying “We were actually in the studio together writing with another artist for his project. Jimmy and I work together pretty often, so when we had a break in the session, I was like ‘yo I have this beat I want you to hear!ʼ. I played it for Jimmy and he just started free-styling this melody… I thought it fit so well, I took my phone out to record him. A week or so went by, I was listening to the recording and got an idea for the song. After telling Jimmy the idea, he was keen, and we worked on the song together from there.”
Listening to the lyrics of ‘Take a While’, the song is about your guardian angel talking to you and giving you advice. Telling you that there will be tough times but you will be good at the end of it all, so keep pushing forward. Howard explains further saying: “It was inspired by a melody line in Jimmyʼs freestyle. When I was listening to the freestyle recording, I kept on hearing the words ‘some things just might take a whileʼ, and the concept developed from there.”
Jimmy Nevis really loves the single as well and says “We’ve worked really well together in the past on my last album and even on ‘Hey Jimmy’ and it was just an easy and simple experience working with Howard again. ‘Take a While’ is such a great track.”
‘Howard Edward X Jimmy Nevis – Take a While’ is out now across all digital platforms.
[Pictured: ‘Take a While’ Cover Art]
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