Kenyan upcoming artiste Tetu Shani is preparing a second single just days after he released his first dubbed ‘Don’t Know Me At All’ on Friday July 10.
The single falls under his debut EP dubbed ‘Just Because We Fight Doesn’t Mean We’re Broken’ and will be released on Friday July 17 in various streaming platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer, 254 News has learnt.
‘Don’t Know Me At All’ took listeners through luxuriating riffs of something different from what his past catalog has offered. “Sounds like what Jack Johnson and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers would write while watching Breaking Bad,” he describes his new sound and new style in an interview with Afroway.
On ‘Don’t Know Me At All,’ Tetu Shani continued his artistic tale, experimenting with styles, but the mood runs on a familiar chord, a sturdier rock beat, fitting the transitional and transformative moments of the song: revealing the pensive, rediscovery, reflective, suspicious moments.
The song is accompanied by a minimalist video directed by Silalei Shani that shows a complicated relationship; a lie-riddled union, secrecy, resentment, a people living double lives satisfying its Vince Gilligan television drama inspiration.
According to the literature on the release, the song is “a Kenyan alternative rock song inspired by Breaking Bad that attempts to capture the monotony of the show and American Southwestern desert landscape but the zeitgeist of the Corona lockdown period.
The single was produced by himself and Mbogua Mbugua Mbugua (M3) and features Guitars by Tugi and vocals from Lisa Oduor-Noah.
Africa Sun Debut
On June 2019, he rose to popularity with his single ‘Africa Sun’.
It is an energetic and inspiring track that draws influences from dancehall, rock and trap, creating a truly unique sound that to date sounds very Nairobian.
Tetu won the Empawa Africa competition last year stewarded by pop artiste Mr Eazi, receiving funding to record and shoot a music video. AfricaSun was his submission and people described the song as epic, inspiring, catchy and an anthem of Africa and its diaspora.
He has played shows in Ethiopia, Uganda and Zanzibar, and shared the stage with artistes like Sauti Sol, Nneka (Nigeria), Toya Delazy (South Africa), and Grammy nominee and UK recording artiste Joss Stone.
Watch the Africa Sun video below: