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Watch KLY’s New Music Video For ‘Umbuzo’

The visuals for KLY's hit single 'Umbuzo' are here.

KLY's music video for "Umbuzo," shows the South African R&B singer playing the roles of the boss and the servant. The video depicts two love stories, happening in parallel. It juxtaposes the two relationships, especially the ability for a man to provide material things.


The song is about KLY asking the woman in question to give him a break as he has a lot going on in his life. "Umbuzo" is quintessential KLY as heard on his album Keep Love Young. The artist sings in a mixture of IsiZulu and English over trapsoul production.

Keep Love Young saw the artist make a transition from doing pure trapsoul like he did in his previous EP KLYMAX to sprinkling local flavors on it. KLY has provided plenty of great hooks to other artists in the past, and this year, after the release of his album, should be the year he gets to shine as a solo act.

Watch the music video for "Umbuzo" below, and revisit our review of Keep Love Young here.

KLY - Umbuzo (Official Music Video) www.youtube.com

Download Keep Love Young here.

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

Dying Lagoons Reveal Mexico’s Environmental Racism

In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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