BMG – March 16th

Last year, South African artist Nakhane released ‘Clairvoyant’ – an urgent, bare-faced pop song about queer love, delivered with tight production and an unwavering, soulful voice. His debut record, You Will Not Die, is a collection of experimental pop songs exploring the complexities between religion, sexuality and everything in between – a conflict Nakhane knows well growing up as a gay man in a strict Christian household. Album highlights ‘You Will Not Die’ and ‘Presbyteria’ are slow-burning, piano-led anthems that put tenderness at the forefront of the record; his pain is there, demanding to be heard, but it’s resilient. Over all, You Will Not Die is a careful ode to queerness and tenderness in the face of adversity; throughout this journey it seems that not only has Nakhane found a unique space to occupy in music, but also within himself.

Buy: Nakhane – You Will Not Die

Live: Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen on March 20th