RUS NERWICH DROPS YILIBALENI - 2016‘S AFRO-HOUSE BANGER
RUS NERWICH DROPS 2016‘s AFRO-HOUSE BANGER
SA’s most prolific Saxophonist drops the first single of his new album, The Whisperer, feat. Kanyi Mavi and Dutch MC Pete Philly
Following his successful European/ Canadian tour, Rus Nerwich, one of SA’s most inventive recording and performing artists, returns this September, with an electrifying single, Yilibaleni, feat. Kanyi Mavi.
The single will mark Nerwich’s first release since his SAMA-nominated album Under the Poetree, and is a cool slice of Afro-electronic dance beats taken from his forthcoming album The Whisperer. Written and Produced by Nerwich and co-produced by, Tupac and Jurassic Five collaborator, Erik Rico, Yilibaleni is destined to be one of this summer’s biggest dance hits.
Yilibaleni means “forget about it” and it explores some of the contradictions people living in Ghetto's and Townships are faced with every day, "Alchohol is the cause of so much pain, and then, its the party juice," says Kanyi. In the end, "Forget about it, and dance! Yilibaleni."
On The Whisperer, fans can look forward to seeing Nerwich in a prominent role as MC and vocalist this time round, completely stepping out of his comfort zone to fulfil his need to express his message personally.
“This album is the result of my willingness to forego prettiness and frills and express what I believe in. It’s all about the bigger value in delivering my message and the authenticity of that rather than being dictated to by what appears as aesthetically pleasing,” he explains.
The Whisperer will be available digitally and on vinyl next February, 2017.