Botswana music and comedy star William Last KRM has drawn inspiration from a wide range of musical and artistic genres, but he has always carved out his own path with his avant-garde sounds and songwriting talent. He makes a comeback with the release of “Peka Peka,” his brand-new Amapiano single.
“Peka Peka” is a marriage of rhythmic, hip-shaking percussion, rattling drums, and William’s vocal delivery that makes a claim for his song to be on repeat. It was produced by the exciting Botswana producer Makwinja and takes cues from Amapiano, House, and GQOM sounds. “Peka Peka” is William Last KRM’s ongoing exploration of Amapiano, the genre that has emerged out of South Africa’s dance music underground to become a global phenomenon.
“Peka Peka” follows William’s hit single “iY-Yi“ featuring Takunda and his commercially successful “For My Uncles” EP. The singer is set to release his sophomore album in 2023.
“My fans and the love for Amapiano inspired me to make the song. I figured since it’s almost the end of 2022, I need an amapiano banger to end the year on a high note. Peka actually means ‘crazy’ so basically, the song Peka Peka is about going crazy in any situation you are in. As much as people say William Last is crazy and funny, I actually agree. The key message I would like people to take from this song is to always be free with their lives. “Enjoy every moment while it lasts, you only live once.”William speaking about the inspiration behind “Peka Peka”
William’s growing profile has drawn the attention of global music heavyweight Chris Brown, who praised him for his comedic rendition of the singer’s 2012 smash hit single “Don’t Wake Me Up.”