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Watch the Music Video for Loyiso and Langa Mavuso’s Collaborative Single ‘Intliziyo’

Loyiso releases visuals for his 2019 single 'Intliziyo' featuring Langa Mavuso.

South African soul singers Loyiso Gijana and Langa Mavuso connect on the single "Intliziyo," a song about betrayal, admission and regret among other things.

The writing on the song, which was released in October 2019, stands out as much as the vocal performance. "Intliziyo" is littered with striking lines, especially the chorus in which the singer admits to having failed to take care of his partner's heart and is therefore asking her to pass it on to someone else. He sings, "Thath' intlizityo, unike omunye ngoba angisakwazi ukuyiphatha kahle."

Loyiso and Langa are two of the most loved and powerful voices in South Africa's contemporary soul music scene, and hearing them in one song is a gift we don't appreciate enough.

"Intliziyo" is treated to a fitting visual that plays out like a short drama film. The story is portrayed by a convincing cast of actors and actresses who convey the emotions the song carries perfectly. The film depicts various themes that each converge to portray the pain one person's actions can cause to those around them—the repercussions ripple further than one could imagine.

Loyiso is currently signed to the label Ambitiouz Entertainment. His introduction to many South African music fans was his appearance on Idols South Africa when he was just 16.

Langa Mavuso won the hearts of many music fans with his cult classic single "Sunday Blues."

Watch the music video for "Intliziyo" by Loyiso and Langa Mavuso below and stream the song underneath:


Interview: Wavy The Creator Is Ready to See You Now

The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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