South African Sensation Langa Mavuso Shares New Single, ‘Panther’

With his previous single ‘Love Lost’ garnering rave reviews and acclaim in the two months since release, building on recent support for the rising star from the likes of GQ, Pete Tong (BBC Radio 1), Red Bull Music, ELLE South Africa, and Deezer – where he was recently named their ‘Next
Artist of 2020’ – South African singer, songwriter and musician LANGA MAVUSO is back with a brand new single titled ‘Panther’ as he continues to tease his highly anticipated self-titled debut
album titled Langa’, which is scheduled for release on September 25 via Platoon.

Crafted with production duo Noble, who recently collaborated with Beyoncé on her seminal
Grammy Award-winning album ‘The Lion King: The Gift’, ‘Panther’ is a smooth and soulful offering with lush R&B sensibilities and expansive soundscapes that will transport listeners on a late summer evening ride. The infectious slow jam sees Langa pour his heart out about searching for healing in all the wrong places, while highlighting his glorious vocals and exquisite falsetto tones, as well as his penchant for captivating storytelling and vivid songwriting.

Speaking about the inspiration behind his new single ‘Panther’, Langa says, “The song was
inspired by a tumultuous time in my life where I had surrounded myself with many distractions to
try and get over the pain and heartbreak of a difficult breakup, it captures how exhausting it
became to pretend that things were alright with me after this relationship ended. It talks about the many distractions we use to run away from our emotions, whether it’s flashy cars and bottles of champagne to heal the pain, or seeking light in dark places”.

A graduate of the National School of Arts, Rhodes University and the South African College of
Music, where he honed his singing skills, vocal abilities and performance prowess, among other
things, Johannesburg native Langa Mavuso burst onto the scene in South Africa with his critically acclaimed debut EP ‘Liminal Sketches’ with Black Coffee’s Soulistic record label, before breaking out to become a star in his own right, buoyed by such fan-favourite and cult classic singles as‘Home’, ‘Sunday Blues’, and last year’s ‘Mvula’.

With his new single ‘Panther’ and upcoming self-titled album, Langa is excited to share his coming of age story with the world…Check it out below…

Song of the Day: I Hate To See You This Way – Van Bellman

If you’re a fan of real gritty rock music with a kick of funk, well Zac Taylor – aka –  VAN BELLMAN‘s first single, ‘I Hate To See You This Way’ may well be your new favourite.

The theme of ‘I Hate To See You This Way’ focuses on the pain of watching someone you love go down a dark road, witnessing them self-destruct. “It means a lot to me as both a lyrical and sonic story,” said Taylor, who also produced the track at the legendary Mission Sound Studios in Brooklyn. With influences from Kurt Cobain to Jeff Buckley,  Taylor’s offering possesses the accusatory growl of the chorus which instantly pulls you into the sensitive moments in between the roars.

The Brooklyn-based musician, who once played the guitar with multi-platinum band American Authors, is shaping to be a respected collaborator and songwriter in the NYC music scene.
So sure to look out for VAN BELLMAN as he comes at you with boisterous tunes with hard-hitting lyrics one by one….

Check him out below: