Red Bull to release exclusive documentary and performance on Heritage Day in celebration of 10 years of Black Motion.
Johannesburg, Friday, 28 August 2020 – Time flies when you’re Black Motion and having fun! Today award winning house duo, Black Motion, celebrate 10 years of music with their new single ‘Marry Me’ featuring Msaki and officially close the last chapter with the pre-order of their upcoming album, ‘The Healers’ due for worldwide release on the 24th of September 2020.
“‘Marry Me’ is a fusion of 80s song with today’s sound. We were in studio and talking about creating a song that would take us back to the late ‘80s – from 1986 to 1989 – with the strong heartfelt snare that we heard from Brenda Fassie a lot. When it came to choosing a feature, we felt that Msaki had the pure, original feel of the 80s and would be able to fuse it with the modern sound that we have today. We can’t wait for people to hear it,” said ‘Imali’ hitmakers.
Following the narrative crafted from the duo’s first release which they likened to taking the path of initiation as traditional healers – beginning with ‘Talking to the Drums’ where they heed the call to music, followed by the underwater ritual with ‘Aquarian Drums’ that led to them becoming ‘Fortune Tellers’ that make an offering and give thanks to the Ancestors through ‘Ya Badimo’ and being guided by the spirit of the bones in ‘Moya Wa Taola’ – the duo has finally matured and reached the final chapter where they are now ‘The Healers’. At 31 tracks the album comprises features from some of the most notable names including Sun-El Musician, King Monada, Ihashi Elimhlophe, Ami Faku, Samthing Soweto, Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa.
“The title of the album ‘The Healers’ actually partially came from our fans. We were thinking long and hard about the title of the album because it had to be in line with the rest of the albums that we released. With all the travelling that we have done, the one thing that we always heard from our fans was that our music and/or performances healed them. The journey that we have been through has also healed us, so we felt this title would be fitting.”
This celebration will be amplified through an exclusive documentary filmed in partnership with Red Bull, to be launched in September 2020. The project will be followed by a unique live performance and a new album to be released on Heritage Day, 24 September 2020. The documentary, produced by Red Bull and Spirit Motion, Black Motion’s own record label, takes an in-depth look into Black Motion’s inspiring journey in the music industry, focusing on key moments that have defined their career.
Black Motion’s influences range from world music to local afro beats with a fusion of traditional elements that fans have come to expect of the duo. The documentary will also take a summative look into the duo’s lives covering their fashion, friendships with other influential artists, family and hosting their own events early in their career.
Black Motion’s studio has a story of its own; from their humble kasi studio based in Soshanguve which recorded the likes of Black Coffee, to their current studio in Centurion which has seen artists such as Sho Madjozi, Kabza Da Small, Samthing Soweto and many more perform and record in it. The award-winning duo are no strangers to collaborations as they will also speak about their work with established artists and choosing to work alongside and mentor upcoming artists such as Dr Moruti, Ms P, Brendan Praise and more.
Coinciding with the release of the documentary, Black Motion fans will be treated to a live performance at Three Rondavels in Mpumalanga that will be recorded and released by Red Bull.
Pre-save / Pre-add ‘The Healers’ here: https://blackmotion.lnk.to/TH10
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