Support our efforts, sign up to a full membership!
(Start for free)
Register or login with just your e-mail address
Pop / Rock 18/01/2019

Nakhane Releases "New Brighton" Ft. Anohni

Our news in your mail

* indicates required
News frequency *


New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Today, Nakhane unveils transcendent single "New Brighton," a track that brings him back to the eastern, South African Cape where he spent many of his formative years. Featuring stellar vocal turns from both Nakhane and special guest ANOHNI, "New Brighton" is a song of desolation and redemption — an example of the "tenacious hybrid pop" that caused the New York Times to name Nakhane an Artist To Watch for 2019.

"New Brighton" is taken from Nakhane's debut album You Will Not Die, out February 22nd in the US via BMG. The striking and reflective video, directed by Iggy LDN, showcases Nakhane's uncanny ability to queer the holy imagery he swore by just several years back, imbuing staid religious symbols of seraphim and cherubim with a newfound embrace of individual identity.

The collaboration came about after ANOHNI posted about Nakhane's track "Presbyteria"on her Facebook page, saying: "Nakhane, your voice is a lake of deep soulfulness. It is humbling to hear such courage, generosity and open-heartedness. You have given me a gift."

Nakhane says: "Having ANOHNI - a musician who created a tectonic shift in my life - is still unbelievable to me. I wanted her to sound like an ancestor in the song: 'Never live in fear again.' Such a simple line, but sung by that voice, it becomes Biblical."

You Will Not Die marks the beginning of another exciting year for the South African artist. Already a household name in his home country, 2018 brought his UK TV debut on Later… With Jools Holland, Q Awards nomination for Breakthrough Act, and much more. Nakhane also starred in acclaimed, Oscar-shortlisted South African movie Inxeba (The Wound), a role in which he won several awards, including The Best Actor in a Foreign Film Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Nakhane wrote You Will Not Die as he embarked on a new life. Having renounced his conservative Christian upbringing in South Africa, Nakhane embraced his sexuality, writing openly and honestly about the pain, as well as the joy, of being black and queer. An outspoken LGBTQ trailblazer, Nakhane's intelligence and charm saw him profiled by the likes of British Vogue, GQ, i-D, Guardian and Observer, as well as being chosen as one 2018's Dazed 100.






Most read news of the week
2019 Marks 20th Anniversary For Vitamin String Quartet
Watch Bad Bunny Perform "MIA" Within The Streets Of Puerto Rico
Nat King Cole Centennial Celebration Begins With Special Music Releases
BRITs 2019 Week Shows Announced
Monsieur Job Bring New Mix Of EDM & Latin Rhythms With Melancholic Happy Ft. Clindistino
Listen Future's Highly Anticipated 'The WIZRD' Album
The Dandy Warhols Share New Video For 'Motor City Steel'
Jvck James Announces Brand New London Headline Show
Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Dan + Shay, Post Malone, Shawn Mendes, Janelle Monae, And Kacey Musgraves To Perform On The 61st Grammy Awards




© 2001-2020
top40-charts.com (S4)
about | advertise | site map
contact | privacy
Page gen. in 0.4375160 secs // 4 () queries in 0.0029251575469971 secs


Support Top40-Charts.com (5$/year) We noticed you are using an Ad blocker! Please consider supporting our site. We provide free content for everyone and would love to only be funded by music lovers -> Find out how
live