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Kimosabe: More Than You

A radio-friendly, self-assured track, steeped in modern influence.

10 Aug 2017 / Opinion, Review / written by Skye Mallac

Siviwe Camagu Nkanyuza, who hails beneath the stage moniker of Kimosabe, dropped his debut EP “Nights” earlier this year which spawned a succession of singles, and his newest offering is single ‘More Than You’. Exploring the ubiquitous R&B, soul-house vein, the track is swimming in modern synth elements and lightly textured electronic undertones. The 24-year-old producer and multi-instrumentalist has produced for the likes of Cassper Nyovest, and is vying for his niche among the Joburg hip hop scene.

‘More Than You’ is a song born and bred for radio play. Catchy melodic hooks are paired with chocolate-smooth vocals and carefully produced, layered electronics. Thematically it sweetly explores the notion of loving oneself first and foremost in life – and while the intention is evident, lyrically it falls short. “Nobody should love you more than you” forms the staple line throughout the track, causing it slip into repetitive waters often, while the verses are a little too over-familiar to sit comfortably in a scene with so many musicians contending for the fore.

Polished and well-produced, this is a track with its heart in all the right places and I’m keen to see how Kimosabe’s career unfolds.

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Listen to ‘More Than You’ below on Deezer.