Universal Music Group’s newly signed recording artists, Sauti Sol, officially make their UMG debut this month in the form of a single titled Suzanna accompanied with a retro video.
Suzanna tackles the controversial phenomenon of ‘blessers’. With their clever irreverent lyrics and sharp wit, they poke fun at a woman who is a beneficiary of the champagne life as sponsored by an older man. “I see you in London, silicone in your bum-bum, shaking what your doctor gave you… You change your skin color and your hair is longer now. Then I see you in Paris standing next to the Champs Elysees looking sexy in a mini skirt” – they sing cheekily and in a manner that’s judgmental.
The accompanying video, directed by Leke Alabi-Isama, was shot in Nigeria. Speaking on the aura surrounding the video, Bien, 1/3 of the group says, “It’s more comic relief judging by how they are styled in the 70s disco ball chic complete with puffy colorful men blouses, large ‘fros, and perms. It’s also a reminder of the good ole days of how stylish Africans were.”
On their upcoming project, Guitarist Polycarp Otieno says that good vibes continue in the new album, and it will be a milestone release for the group. “There is a lot of maturity in the album. We have come of age and we express how people should perceive us freely after 11 years as professional singers. Every song speaks to an issue that is relatable to everyone” he closes.