Here we were thinking that Burna Boy was going to let us enjoy ‘Deja Vu’ for a few months but no on the 19th of Jan he dropped the visuals for his single ‘Heaven’s Gate ft Lily Allen.
Burna collectively snatched the little life left, this all efforts for a mixtape, let’s go over that again…A MIXTAPE! that will be released on 26/01, we cannot add much more.
The visuals of the video see Burna rapping in a kitchen while a woman vibes out cooking a meal in other scenes his in a barbershop, chilling on a couch while others play video games and with Lily Allen offering her oh so unique vocals somewhat reminiscent of her collaboration with Common.
You can watch the video for ‘Heaven’s Gate’ below and it also features a Jea5 produced track ‘Sekkle Down’ ft J Hus.
Sauti Sol released their second single from their upcoming fourth studio collaboration album ‘ Afrikan Sauce’. The group promises to release a single each month and thus far they have done so with the ‘slightly’ controversial video (only according to Ezekiel Mutua) ‘Melanie’ and now we have ‘Girl Next Door’ featuring Tiwa Savage. The single is produced by Maleek Berry and Co-written by Fena Gitu and the visuals directed by Unlimited L.A.
Firstly we can only assume that this collaboration come about from the many shots, shot by Biene, his endless declaration of love to Tiwa obviously got to her faster than Don Jazzy’s own to Rihanna but before we get carried away, we absolutely love the direction of this album thus far and can only hope that it also features collaboration from across Africa.
I also love seeing the group in a different setting enjoying life and as always producing outstanding music.
Check out the video below.
Kenyan musician Muthoni the Drummer Queen released a dance video for this song ‘Suzie Noma’, the third single from the album ‘SHE’ but went ahead and collaborated with The Skinny Filmmaker for additional visuals. The dance video was great in showcasing a different side but we are in love with the dope visuals that Muthoni and TSFM are serving so check out both videos and enjoy the song!
Mumbi released her single ‘Sences’ and the tune is a banger! The end.
Mumbi is a Kenyan born singer-songwriter who is based in the USA and she is obviously doing her part to make America Great once again with her lovely house tune,
Sences is a house track produced by Objecktive and the video was filmed by Reene Thompson. Check out the visuals below.
While the government wants to control
Our country will set you free
Young Fathers have completed their third studio album and the first single is ‘Lord’ just a disclaimer am bias when writing about the most amazing band EVA!
Ally as always looks amazing…. and on that horse
…..looking like a full potential but before I digress.
The video is reminiscent of the Guinness Suffers Advert 1998 directed by Jonathan Glazer that my sixth form teacher subjected us to watching over 30 times in order to write a detailed analysis, actually the recent Guinness advert depicting Los Angeles Cowboys has sequences of horses so, this video because of Guinness and horse reminds me of Guinness but before you start thinking this piece is sponsored by Guinness lets get back to Young Fathers.
Young Fathers new single Lord is probably the best gospel song I’ve heard all year, we only leave little doubt because I haven’t listened to all gospel songs released this year, although Stomzy’s ‘Blinded’ was great.
The song opens with the chorus and the blended angelic voices of the group just captivate you, moments like this you are lost in the unison of the groups voices so intertwined its one choir that’s just been chilling for time gettings their vibes together.
The difference is evident, the growth from the first album Dead is something you can clearly hear the strength in vocal range, delivery the writing and production, this isn’t something that can be cooked up and dished up this is seasoned chicken, overnight in the fridge marinated and then cooked over coal heat its life-changing.
If wishes were horses
then beggars would ride
‘Only God’ the last release from the group was a lovely set up for ‘Lord’ and from the current theme, we cannot be wrong in assuming that the new album holds further exploration of spiritual themes and we look forward to hearing.
Young Fathers are also on tour in early 2018 check out their website to get a full listing on tour dates as for now check out the video for ‘Lord’.
We have no more volume to add!
Donae’o just topped off the year with an absolute banger, CHALE!
His song Bingo featuring singer Shakka and Rapper Ghetts is the perfect way to wrap up the year and just enter 2018 skanking.
The energy in this song! The creativity! The talent! Round of an applause, please.
Firstly let’s just acknowledge how much Doneao is on a league of his own, producer and singer the minute he blesses a track you can tell. He is one of my favourite people to follow on instagram he has such an infectious energy and his passion for house #saynomore.
The video ‘Bingo’ is directed and edited by J Mornix who has a healthy credit list, its a 1920s feel with hints of Great Gatsby fashion influences, we see’s the three artists in a huge mansion, impeccable styling by Taslima Khan just positive vibes and women fully dressed…..’we can only thank God!’
Donae’o has a gig in the new year at Islington Assembly Hall and Dj Pioneer of Kiss 100 will be spinning a set during the gig on Jan 25th 2018 grab your ticket and see you all there as for now enjoy the visuals for his current song ‘Bingo’.