Sanitizer: Nathi Bantu Resurfaces with new single and video
With this song, I sensitize and conscientize
South African Award Winning Reggae singer Nathi Bantu resurfaces with a new single titled ‘Sanitizer’. A prelude to his full-length album, the track and official video is released on the new RunningOrder label and distributed through Content Connect Africa.
Written at the height of the 1st COVID19 wave in 2020, the dancehall-influenced production was recorded as a live stream performance at Soda Studio in downtown Johannesburg. “With this song, I sensitize and conscientize. It’s a fun tune about awakening and awareness. We say don’t just sanitize hands but mind and soul too”, the 2012 SATMA award winner asserted ahead of his release.
The track highlights how the poverty stricken, semi-rural community Nathi resides in, lack basic services and has not access to the proverbial sanitizer to protect themselves from the virus. The official music video will premiere on the 30th of July 2021 on VivaNation TV and Nathi’s Youtube channel and is Nathi’s audio-visual interpretation of the content and energy carried by his new music. In this song, Nathi puts a spotlight on the devastation caused by the pandemic. He also makes a gloomy prognosis about the future of the pandemic due to developed nations’ reluctance to waiver intellectual property rights for development of vaccines in Africa.
The single is coming out on Friday 30th July 2021 on all popular digital stores and is part of Nathi Bantu’s 10 track album scheduled for release in October 2021.