With the release of their brand new single and Music Video ‘For Power’, they have never been as RELEVANT, IMPORTANT AND POWERFUL.
Hip Hop Collective Soundz Of The South Release FOR POWER – a poignant political anthem about the struggles of life in lockdown.
Soundz of the South seeks to foster new social values and new forms of collective organizing, which will become the socio-political infrastructure of the free society, all achieved through the power of music.
The coronavirus has rapidly spread across the world, with South Africa joining the top ten countries with most COVID19 cases.
FOR POWER responds to South African realities: the state of the plunder of the public purse, government’s role in deepening and entrenching capitalist exploitation as well as police brutality during these days of national lock-down.
The music video is a moving portrayal and shows the perpetual difficulties precarious workers go through to make ends meet. The story follows various characters all battling their own personal plights in the face of the virus all set in similar neighborhoods to where Soundz Of South lives in spaces like Enkanini in Khayelitsha or neighboring areas like Hangberg in Hout Bay.
As a collective, Soundz of the South’s aim is to remain true to Hip Hop origins of being a tool for the oppressed. Its lineage can be traced back to park jams and street corner ciphers where young people were using hip-hop to speak to their experiences of struggle.
Soundz of the South’s For Power is available in all music stores and digital stores.