Not so long ago we had an interview with Bryan K and in the introduction just a few lines in I remarked: “Bryan is killing all the beats, verses, and shows the same way Bond does it, effortlessly.” As if to echo my words he released Tungamirai with Shumba Inoruma himself Crooger! At this point I was visualizing the video what could possibly be going on. Before you know it, the visuals are out and boy is it an aesthetic treat!
Smoking cars, blindfolded shirtless men, strobe lights and more smoke, hanging umbrellas, trap beat, traditionally rich lyrics. Those are the highlights of Tungamirai, one song that you will be banging in your snapchat stories and cars for the coming weeks if not months. The visuals in Zimbabwean Music have gained moment in the past few years and SimDoc Films just registered that they are up to par with the game, judging from these amazing angles and frames. The lyrics is a perfect blend of tradition and trap, something we would love to see more in the industry, easily exportable beyond borders.
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Bryan’s influences of Oliver Mtukudzi and Bob Marley among others always shows in his music, blending whatever he is working on with that rich cultural sound you can’t miss. Crooger couldn’t let jet lag from all his performances in the UK, South Africa and Australia, stop him from coming through both on the track and video, he was previously on the ZimFest line up just last month. I won’t go on, watch the video below, subscribe, like, comment.