South African 6-piece The Brother Move On set to release new album

$/He Who Feeds You… Owns You

The Brother Moves On will release their eagerly awaited new album $/He Who Feeds You… Owns You via Shabaka’s Native Rebel on 28th October.

$/He Who Feed You… Owns You is a collection of songs that have been simmering away for years. As described by the band, the work is “a time capsule of a moment before the pandemic when they were away from home’, touring Europe a lot. All the songs became harder, stronger, thicker. They had to find their source of meaning because we were chanting them into spaces of people who got the energy but may not have got the words.”

Last week the six-piece led by Siyabonga Mthembu, who is also the lead singer of Shabaka and the Ancestors, shared ‘Bayakhala’, the first preview single from the record. It comes with an accompanying video of a live performance of the first single, and you can watch it below.

Live performance of the first single Bayakhala

At the end of the month, Siya will perform at the South African Jazz Songbook Prom in London, and the entire band will perform at a Native Rebel label showcase during the London Jazz Festival.

‘Bayakhala’ draws from deep histories, old languages and the idea of ‘keepers of the land’ communicating a calling to higher selfhood from the other side.

$/He Who Feeds You…Owns You is released on Native Rebel Recordings on October 28th.

Twistedsoul Team

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