feed your ears. check out oslo based electro-soul singer nosizwe’s single “the beat.” #soundcheck

January 22, 2014

Minimal synths burble into pounding marching drums before collapsing into delicate harmonies on the latest single from Oslo based neo-soul singer Nosizwe. Straight up, “The Beat” is killer. Nosizwe comes from a musical family. The younger sister of Madcon’s Tshawe Baqwa, Nosizwe’s music is a long ways off from Madcon’s Eurovision appearance. “I’m the sellout, and she’s the artist” Tshawe jokes. Nosizwe takes a more low-key approach. “The Beat” is a slow burn, all haunting atmosphere and crocendos that never quite crest.

By Nathan Leigh, AFROPUNK Contributor

She’s reportedly at work on her debut album, which if “The Beat” is any indication can’t come soon enough. In the meantime, here’s an acoustic version of a song from the record.