February 08, 2018
ONES TO WATCH: Nakhane
Meet South African singer & movie star...
Nakhane plays London’s Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen on 20th March.
The South African singer grew up in a deeply religious community in Port Elizabeth. He came out in his early 20s and then made the decision to renounce his Christian faith. Having always found solace in music; Nakhane channelled both his pain and his newly found joy into into writing, 'You Will Not Die’, his debut album, set to release on 16th March.
Check out the stunning video and uplifting new single, ‘Clairvoyant'.
Of the single ‘Clairvoyant’, Nakhane says: “‘I was reading Jean Cocteau’s Les Enfants Terribles and there’s a line there that goes “love had made them clairvoyant” and I remember thinking “Jesus, love doesn’t make me clairvoyant - if anything I become more of an idiot when I’m in love”. I was looking around and most love songs were either fawning or sensational about how much they loved the person, or they were very biting about how much they couldn’t stand the other person. There seemed to be a lack of middle ground, how you can love somebody but you can also resent them. There’s a line “Love has not made me clairvoyant, all I know is how to be a servant’ but then the chorus is “I look to you” - nonetheless”.
Nakhane is also known for his acting after starring as the lead in Inxeba (The Wound), which made the Oscars longlist for Best Foreign Film.
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