|Zimbabwean born, Melbourne based soul singer Thando returns with new single ‘Happy’, a track which hypnotises and constricts as effortlessly as a cobra seducing its prey.
With sleek production care of Tentendo, Thando’s new single ‘Happy’, sees the songstress adeptly meld soul and hip-hop elements, smoothing the biting message of her new song with her quintessential, honied vocals. When the heady smoke clears, Thando’s ‘Happy’ message is clear: Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
In her own words, Thando explains ‘Happy’ as “a letter to my conscious self from the perspective of my anxiety. From my perspective, my often forgotten villain sneaks up on me when I’m feeling my most content and consequentially risks relationships and opportunities for happiness. I personified and gave her a voice, so that I may attempt to better understand her and learn how to keep her at bay.”
2018 has seen Thando complete a metamorphosis. Kicking off the year by releasing a powerhouse collaboration with REMI, resulting in frank single ‘NUMB’. A track which saw her reflect on her own identity as a woman of colour in Australia and her feelings of ostracism by the current political climate. The single garnered big love from triple j, Double J, national community radio and saw her tour nationally.
She’s won fans nationwide through her mesmeric live performances. Securing coveted support slots with Leon Bridges on his Bluesfestsideshow, Sampa The Great, REMI and having wooed festival crowds at Strawberry Fields and her annual hometown, historically sold out Chapel off Chapel performances.
She continues on the road, finishing up a completely sold out tour with Odettethroughout August and preparing for a BIGSOUND showcase in Brisbane come September. Tickets available are still available for the latter here.
Thando’s new single ‘Happy’ premiered via Purple Sneakers this week and is OUT NOW.