Surrender to the ravishing voice of the rising pop star behind enchanting and emotionally charged debut album You Will Not Die.
Born 30 years ago in Alice, a small town on the eastern Cape of South Africa, Nakhane has a devastatingly beautiful voice and plenty to express with it.
You Will Not Die excavates his religious upbringing, his need to renounce Christianity after feeling that it was incompatible with his queerness, and his periods of depression and anxiety.
But there’s also love, joy and self-acceptance, not least on the title track, in which Nakhane realises that despite the traumatic events he’s been through, he’ll survive.
You Will Not Die sees Nakhane balance beauty and pain throughout its 11 tracks, whether it’s the airy fragility of piano ballad ‘You Will Not Die’, the spiritual languor of ‘Presbyteria’ or the oppressive yet magically atmospheric ‘The Dead’.