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Cape Town Newcomer MPJ Finds Love in a Hopeless Place in the Video For ‘Comets’

Watch the stunning visuals for MPJ's latest single "Comets."

Up-and-coming Cape Town singer Melrhone Paul John (aka MPJ) just released stunning visuals to his single “Comets.”

The song’s video was shot on location in Cape Town, by director Motion Billy. The stunning visual, which shows MPJ and a loved one in a desert under ominous clouds, complements the impressive songwriting to tell a story of finding love before the world ends.

“Comets” is a promising pop and EDM single that wouldn’t feel out of place on a 5FM playlist. MPJ’s falsetto singing finds a fitting precinct over sinewy synths and a healthy electronic bass line. Mad potential here.

Watch the video for “Comets” above, and follow MPJ on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Get more of MPJ’s music on Audiomack and SoundCloud.





11 Rwandan Artists You Should Be Listening To

Musicians like Bushali, Kivumbi King, Rita Ange Kagaju, and Alyn Sano have been putting their mark on the ever-changing Rwandan soundscape.

The current landscape of modern Rwandan music is more dynamic than ever before, from updated versions of traditional folk sounds to the recent 'KinyaTrap' phenomenon that has permeated playlists across the country. For decades, Rwandan airwaves have been dominated by international hits — and by a handful of established Rwandan superstars — but now, as the country continues to develop and diversify, so does its musical setting, with new and different sounds ascending from the hills. The past five years have seen the emergence of an army of young artists eager to reclaim their languages (Rwanda has four official languages) and identity, interlacing their music with influences that stretch far and wide.

Here are 11 artists that have emerged in the past five years to put their mark on the ever-changing Rwandan soundscape.

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