Video: Sauti Sol – Isabella

Kenyan Afro-Soul group Sauti Sol winners of the Best African Act, MTV European Awards 2014 have kept fans waiting for their third LP “Live and Die in Afrika” as they build a large fanbase across Africa and occasionally get POTUS dancing during his visits to the motherland; this week they released their latest video Isabella, this is a return to a more mellow Sauti Sol as their previous single ‘Shake Yo Bam Bam’ heavily sampled “club banger” with an equally flashy visuals from Clarence Peters presented a new side.

Isabella is a simple ballad with heartfelt lyrics accompanied by a  piano new audiences can pick up on slight nuances of Nairobian Broken English for example “Mi I wanna have some fun.” The video features footage from their American Tour earlier this year and a parallel story of Isabella as she is taken to dance the night away to none other than Sauti Sol at a performance in Vegas. Watch the video below.

Maureen Muthoni

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Music: Sauti Sol – NISHIKE

Sauti Sol – Nishike
Director- Enos Olik
Year- 2014

“I am a sinner who’s probably gonna sin again
Lord forgive me, Lord forgive me things I don’t understand”
Kendrick Lamar

2014 MTV MAMA Awards nominees Sauti Sol decided to get temperatures rising with the release of a single ‘Nishike’ of which translated to hold/ touch. The four piece showcase some serious gym work results and shows us the dictionary definition of ‘grown folk music’. Am still speechless and have to repent double portion this Sunday. Lawd have mercy.

Sauti Sol have been working on their third LP release but for now as we egerly await their fruits of labour; we wish them all the best in the upcoming MAMA Awards and enjoy the Enos Olik visuals.