On what would have been her 23rd birthday, rapper and fiancé Kiernan ‘AKA’ Forbes penned a heartfelt tribute to Anele Tembe on his new single Tears Run Dry.
AKA pours his heart out on Tears Run Dry
Fresh from dropping You’re Welcome with Costa Titch, AKA reserved this new single for Tembe’s posthumous birthday.
'First thing on my mind, when I wake up. I cannot feel sunshine, because you not by my side. Nothing else - can replace us Tried to break down and cry but all my tears run dry.'
For about three minutes and 40 seconds, we hear an unfiltered account of AKA’s life after the tragedy that took place at a Cape Town boutique hotel back in April.
On the song, the rapper wears his heart on his sleeve and delves into the throes of loss and marks this moment of acceptance as a period of renewal where he’s accepted that Tembe is gone forever.
By all accounts, the new single is a more digestible reflection on what happened to Tembe, more so than the infamous ‘tell-all’ interview he did in May.
The new single is available on every digital streaming platform. You can also check it out right here:
Fans react to AKA’s tribute to Anele Tembe
Thus far, the rapper’s new single has received positive reactions from his fans. Here’s what some of them had to say after listening to the song:
‘Tears Run Dry’ is beautiful.. @akaworldwide 👊🏽— 𝚂𝚎𝚕𝚊𝚕𝚊 (@StephenKgoele) October 11, 2021
"I saw you in my dreams, maybe that's why I'm too terrified to go to sleep….."— Mfana ka ma (@VuyiMfanakaMa) June 12, 2021
AKA – Tears run dry😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/eGbKPmk4LX