Darkie Fiction Chat “Iz’thunzela” Visuals, Mental Health & Their Maturing Sound
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Darkie Fiction is a name that is synonymous with experimental and bold. The duo, made up of rapper Katt Daddy and songstress Yoza Mnyanda formed in Cape Town in 2017.  Their music draws influence from kwaito, afro-funk, neo-soul and hip hop. Often skillfully combining the music they grew up with a fresh new take on the different genres.

We chat to them about the visuals for their newly released single, Iz’thunzela. Drawing from the dark and often taboo world of mental health, the visuals for Iz’thunzela highlight the struggle with this. Shot during lock down, the song and the music video are a nod to Borderline Personality Disorder and the dark reality facing those who are dealing with this illness.

With their music so searching, it would be a disservice to not take notice of how they have grown and matured their sound. The duo started off with a sound that is decisively New-Age Kwaito inspired. Their recently released EP, Endaweni, is a wonderful telling of how they have grown past this and have now embraced a sound that is distinctly South Africa. Both in language and sound.

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