By CityLife Arts Writer
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 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 livestreamed 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 posted ahead of his release.
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 out now on all popular digital stores and is part of Nathi Bantu’s 10 track album scheduled for release in October 2021.