A South African Roundup

White Shadow by Beatenberg ft. Msaki

Beatenberg have shared a new song from their upcoming EP and announced a big run of tour dates, including a return to their home country, South Africa in December! “White Shadow” is the third song from the bands’ first release in four years and follows on from previous singles ‘Time Machine‘ (July) and ‘The Lighthouse of Alexandria‘ (June).

“White Shadow” features South African composer, singer and songwriter Msaki who also stars in the video alongside the band’s vocalist, Matthew Field.

“We started with some sessions in Cape Town and finished the production and made the video in London. The song is on the longer side for us and goes through some twists and turns; the lyrics are similarly winding and seem to sprawl across a variety of landscapes and feelings. This seems fitting given the time and geographic span of the making of the song,” says frontman Matthew Field.

Watch the music video for White Shadow here:

Toro by Sho Madjozi

South African rap star Sho Madjozi just shared her latest single, “Toro,” featuring DDG via Epic Records. 

The critically acclaimed artist first burst into the music scene in 2017 and became an act to watch because of her unique flow, and her keen eye for vibrant fashion styles that fused traditional African attires with modern spins.

“Toro” is the rapper’s first English release since “John Cena,” a record that quickly became a viral sensation after its release. Over the years, the rapper has continued to push the envelope and sonically break barriers by experimenting with her flow, cadence, and structure. On this record, fellow Epic Records signee DDGalso makes an appearance, and the two ride the wave of the beat in a memorable way.

Watch the music video for Toro here:

Was It In The Air? By Elizabeth James

Elizabeth James are a new pop duo making waves in the indie pop scene, quickly being discovered on playlists like Indie ZA: Bands! Their latest single, Was it in the Air? begins soft and vulnerable, reflecting on a heartbreak and transitions to a punchy, synth driven redemption arc. complemented by airy, yet powerful vocals. We recommend Elizabeth James to fans of Lorde, CHVRCHES and Sky Ferreira. 

Watch the music video for Was it in the Air? here:

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