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Muzi’s double-single release “Milk & Honey” and “Light” flaunts the singer’s genre-fluid sound

Electro-hip-hop South African trailblazer Muzi is back with a double-single release, giving us a wicked taste of the dynamic energy to come on his new album uMUZI.

Featuring UK rapper The Last Skeptik, first single “Milk & Honey” is soft and earthy, its breezy Kaytranada-esque bassline contrasted against Skeptik’s charismatic grime verses. It moves at a steady pace, sprinkling tinges of jazz, Afrohouse and even Amapiano in the subtlest of ways. 

Its companion track, “Light”, flaunts Muzi’s spirited house inclinations with rolling percussion, shiny synths and groovy basslines. The songwriter’s soulful vocals smoothly transition between English and Zulu, evoking a beautiful dedication to his late mother. 

The track is all about the familial values that have remained with Muzi as he’s transitioned into parenthood, offering a bright and hopeful musicality that beckons the future on with open arms. 

Evolving from a homeless skater and bedroom beatmaker, Muzi has become a vocalist and producer supported by the likes of Zane Lowe, Billboard, The Fader and more – not to mention his collabs with Kaytranada, Stormzy, & Damon Albarn (The Gorillaz).

Coldplay’s Chris Martin is also set to feature on uMUZI, out 13 October via Fool’s Gold Records. Guys, prepare yourselves, this is going to be a good one.

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