In early 2014, H_art the band stepped in studio for the first time in their lives & recorded their first hit single 'ULIZA KIATU' Swahili for 'ASK MY SHOE' .Upon Release in 2014, the song went on to become a significant moment in Kenyan music history: a song with spoken word/ poetry infused in it became a monster hit.
Over time, their music has evolved into anthems that evoke nostalgia, hope and foster a culture of love. H_art has grown in boldness addressing societal issues & breaking down relatable experiences, something their audience always falls in love with.
Going through life from humble beginnings, hope is what helped H_art the Band up the ladder when they had nothing else to hold on to. The Hope that everything happens for a reason and at its own time; And with hope comes the hardest part; the patience to hold on.
SIMPLE MAN ALBUM was meticulously curated for just that: To be your everyday soundtrack as you patiently wait in hope to reap what you sow.
SIMPLE MAN ALBUM themed 'SOUNDTRACKS OF OUR LIVES' is a story about love, resilience, following your dreams and life - the never ending journey. Six Tracks each specifically produced to carry you through each day of the week.
Track No. 2 - 'WAIT FOR YOU/ WHISTLE SONG' ft. MATT OWEGI was produced by award winning producer & hip-hop head MARTIN GWANDHO populary known as MG; The genius producer behind hits such as ULIZA KIATU, NIKIKUTAZAMA, ROSELLA & NAKUAHIDI by GILAD among others. All other tracks were produced by AFRIMA AWARDS 2015 PRODUCER OF THE YEAR & CEO CEDRIC KADENYI LIMITED/CKL, MR. CEDRIC 'CEDO' KADENYI himself.
After Months of prior planning & intensive writing, H_art the Band hit up cedo & together with their respective teams went on a 5hr road trip west to the shores of lake Victoria, for a two week Album Songwriting /Production Camp in Kisumu City; Kenya's third Largest city & the Hometown of Barack Obama Snr. Here, the band got a chance to tour the lakeside plus, collaborate with Kisumu based local superstars such as BRIZY ANNECHILD on Afro-benga track, MY JABÈR; the smooth spoken vocalist behind tiktok hit 'hera Nyalo Sandi' & TRUMPET CHORALÈ SDA CHOIR on track no.6 'MILELE' . MTV EMA BEST AFRICAN ACT OF THE YEAR 2017 nominee, NYASHINSKI does a special appearance in track no.4 'NA BADO' dedicated to our Mother's and everyone waking up every single day to follow their dream no matter the circumstances.
"COVID-19 took a toll on everyone differently, consciously or subconsciously. Some of us have the strength to get through by themselves while others need all the help they can get.
We hope this album does just that -," said Skoko, the Band's Poet & CEO.
Big Thanks & Shoekran Sana to all who made this possible.
We Hope this album allows you to Live, Love & Dream.
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