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 Afro-Soul group Sauti Sol winners of the Best African Act, MTV European Awards 2014 have kept fans waiting for their third LP “Live and Die in Afrika” as they build a large fanbase across Africa and occasionally get POTUS dancing during his visits to the motherland; this week they released their latest video Isabella, this is a return to a more mellow Sauti Sol as their previous single ‘Shake Yo Bam Bam’ heavily sampled “club banger” with an equally flashy visuals from Clarence Peters presented a new side.
Isabella is a simple ballad with heartfelt lyrics accompanied by a piano new audiences can pick up on slight nuances of Nairobian Broken English for example “Mi I wanna have some fun.” The video features footage from their American Tour earlier this year and a parallel story of Isabella as she is taken to dance the night away to none other than Sauti Sol at a performance in Vegas. Watch the video below.
Sauti Sol – Nishike
Director- Enos Olik
“I am a sinner who’s probably gonna sin again
Lord forgive me, Lord forgive me things I don’t understand”
2014 MTV MAMA Awards nominees Sauti Sol decided to get temperatures rising with the release of a single ‘Nishike’ of which translated to hold/ touch. The four piece showcase some serious gym work results and shows us the dictionary definition of ‘grown folk music’. Am still speechless and have to repent double portion this Sunday. Lawd have mercy.
Sauti Sol have been working on their third LP release but for now as we egerly await their fruits of labour; we wish them all the best in the upcoming MAMA Awards and enjoy the Enos Olik visuals.