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.
“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.” – Howard
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. Listen to it below and let us know what you think: