Sauti Sol have done it yet again.
The foursome Bien-Aimé Baraza, Willis Chimano, Savara Mudigi, and guitarist Polycarp Otieno have just released ‘Insecure’, and it is a straight winner. The single off the soon-to-be-released album ‘Midnight Train’ has a great storyline. Touching a nerve when it comes to self-esteem, self -worth and more the group tussles with the demons we all wrestle with; insecurities.
The group which was been known for major releases including ‘Melanin’ and ‘Short and Sweet’ have spearheaded a conversation around the dynamics of relationships hardly explored openly with their new single. The group members opened up about their insecurities, with Bien noting that as a teenager he felt like a weakling, often taunted as ‘skeleton’ for his frail, slim frame. He also noted that though he might be newly married and happy, he was worried he was not “doing enough to bring home the bread for my wife…or doing enough to make her happy.”
Chiming in, Savara also shared that he wrestled with how he related to his girlfriend and various family members. Hoping to be considerate, Savara said “Sometimes I don’t know how to approach my girlfriend because I know she can be sensitive…there is no way you can be so sure about yourself”
Kenyans seem not only thrilled but also encouraged by the track, relating to the touching lyrics that make the track so special. K.O.T was keen to join in the discussion sharing their deepest insecurities.
Some insecurities stem from body image, with many pointing out they grappled with low self-esteem.
Another pointed out his insecurities in his relationships.
The track also featured Berklee graduates Lisa Oduor and Xenia Manasseh who offer their talents as background vocalists. Fancy Fingers aka Polycarp also features in a new role, as mixmaster alongside Mike Manitshana.
The track is the third release from the album ‘Midnight Train’ that includes ‘Suzanna’ and ‘Brighter Days’ featuring the Soweto Gospel Choir.
‘Midnight Train’ is set to drop June 5th 2020. Support Kenyan music Pre-Add/Pre-Save the album now: https://SautiSol.lnk.to/MidnightTrain