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Watch The Very Best's Time-Lapse Video For 'Hear Me' ft. Chris Baio of Vampire Weekend

Watch The Very Best's time-lapse video for "Hear Me," featuring Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio.


The Very Best, the duo comprised of Malawian singer Esau Mwamwaya and producer Johan Hugo, are are prepping the follow-up to 2012's MTMTMK. Their new, currently untitled, album was recorded in Malawi's M'dala Chikowa village and will feature "Hear Me," a song which was recorded as a reaction to the country's general elections earlier this year.

"One day we where sitting outside the house listening to the radio and Joyce Banda (the president that day) was talking about... lack of progress for Malawi as a nation," the band writes in a press release, "Esau really wanted to write a song about the corruption, poverty, struggle of Malawi, and how frustrated he was about the fact that very little has changed since independence. We recorded the whole song that day, and the next day we asked the local church choir to come in and record some choir vocals for it." Later, in London, the band got Vampire Weekend's Chris Baio to record bass on the track. Watch the M'dala Chikowa-shot time-lapse music video for "Hear me," directed by Johan Hugo, below via P4K.

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Tems Is Just Doing Her Thang In New Music Video 'Crazy Tings'

The Nigerian songstress is hell bent on taking over your summer playlist and it's getting harder to resist.

It has been a fantastic year for Tems. The Nigerian singer, producer, and songwriter achieved a platinum record for eternal banger Essence, her collaboration with fellow Nigerian superstar Wizkid, an MTV EMA nomination for Best African Artist, a billion worldwide video views, and over 350 million audio streams. Not to mention featuring on Canadian rapper Drake's blowout album Certified Lover Boy, the singer has also sold out every show she's booked.

The release of Tems's sophomore EP If Orange Was a Place solidified her place amongst the greats and it was received with gusto by fans and international audiences. A month after the release the Afrobeats singer has graced fans with a sultry music video to go along with equally as tantalizing lead single Crazy Tings. Conceptualized by the multitalented Tems, and directed by UAX, the music video follows a sensual Tems as she sings about needing space from a lying partner.

International audiences continue to rave over the songstress, with Tems delivering an impressive US TV debut on late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! this month. Essence continues to top international charts. While becoming the official song of the summer, the track peaked on the Billboard 100 Top 10, becoming the most Shazamed song in the United States and was remixed by Canadian musical heavyweight Justin Bieber, becoming the first song written by Nigerian artists to hit No.1 on Urban Radio.

Tems has been producing consistent hits since her debut in September 2020, and a year later, the singer's immense talent is securing her reputation as a world-class superstar.

Check out Tem's music video for single 'Crazy Tings' below

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