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The Deluxe Version of Nakhane’s 2018 Album ‘You Will Not Die’ Is Here

Listen to the deluxe version of Nakhane's sophomore album.

UK-based South African artist Nakhane just released the deluxe version of his sophomore album You Will Not Die. The US release is preceded by a UK release that came out last year via BMG.

The deluxe version of the 12-track album comes with six new songs, including the lead single "New Brighton" (featuring British artist ANOHNI) and a remix of the same song by internationally renowned producer and DJ, Maphorisa.


In the album, as you may have picked up, Nakhane is dealing with his past, growing up Christian, colonialism and his childhood.

He told them. in an interview:

"I knew I wanted to go back to my formative years. I was nearing my 30th birthday and I wanted to just round off my twenties. I wanted to write about my childhood, about leaving the church, about my family — and I wanted those three subjects to inform the music as well."

The artist says the shift from the acoustic guitar being the main instrument in his music (as was on his debut album Brave Confusion), to making electronic soul and pop music, was a subtle political move. "Anything else was deemed less authentic, less true, less honest. It was artistic fascism," he told them. about South Africa's "guitar music scene" in which, as them. reports, "white men with unruly beards and worn-down plaid shirts were automatically deemed authentic."

Nakhane - New Brighton feat. ANOHNI (Official Video) www.youtube.com


Traces of old Nakhane can be found on the song "Hey, Lover," a song in which he sings over an acoustic guitar.

You Will Not Die was already a strong project in its original form, with strong singles such as "Presbyteria," "Interloper" and "Clairvoyant." The deluxe is just cherry on the cake.

Listen to You Will Not Die (Deluxe Version) below, and download it here.


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Reekado Banks Recalls The Carnage of The #EndSARS Protests In Single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

The Nigerian singer pays his respects to those lost during last year's #EndSARS protests.

Nigerian singer and songwriter Reekado Banks is back with a track that is as socially important as it is a banger. It seems fitting for the singer's first solo release of the year to be a tribute to his fellow countrypeople fighting for a country that they all wish to live in. The 27-year-old Afrobeats crooner has returned with endearing track 'Ozumba Mbadiwe', honoring the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protests that saw the Nigerian government authorize an onslaught of attacks on Nigerian citizens for their anti-government demonstrations.

The protests took the world by storm, additionally because the Nigerian government insists that none of the police brutality happened. In an attempt to gaslight the globe, Nigerian officials have come out to hoards to deny any and all accusations of unlawfully killing peaceful protesters. Banks mentions the absurd denials in the track, singing "October 20, 2020 something happened with the government, they think say we forget," in the second verse. Reekado's reflective lyrics blend smoothly and are supported by the upbeat, effortless Afrobeat rhythm.

In another reflective shoutout to his home, 'Ozumba Mbadiwe' is named after a popular expressway on Lagos Island that leads to the infamous Lekki Toll Gate where protesters were shot at, traumatized, and murdered. Although packed with conscious references, the P.Priime produced track is a perfect amalgamation of the talents that Reekado Banks has to offer; a wispy opening verse, a hook to kill, and an ethereal aura to mark this as a song as a hit. On "Ozumba Mbadiwe," all the elements align for Reekado's signature unsinkable sound to take flight.

Check out Reekado Bank's lyric video for his single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

Reekado Banks - Ozumba Mbadiwe (Lyric Video) www.youtube.com

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