ZIMBABWE—Today, we’re giving you an exclusive first look at Bantu‘s new music video for “Roll With Me.”
Hailed as “Zimbabwe’s answer to Major Lazer,” the Los Angeles-based Zim musician spent years writing songs for pop artists before breaking out on his own.
“Roll With Me,” premiering here, is an addictive, feel-good anthem that pairs Zimbabwean xylophone and mbira melodies with some potent electro-pop beats.
The single’s music video aims to showcase Zimbabwean culture at its fullest.
“‘Roll With Me’ is the story of a guy pursuing a girl, and the girl playing hard to get,” Bantu tells OkayAfrica. “We shot most of the video in Zimbabwe in the local flea markets that I grew up running around in. The children in the video are my grandma’s neighbor’s kids and the dancers are some of the best local dancers in town. I wanted to show the passion and spirit of my city. The fast cars, the native musical instruments and the vibrant colors.”
Check out our exclusive premiere of “Roll With me” below.