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SHARES NEW SINGLE “SHINE”
NEXT WEEK’S SXSW FILM FESTIVAL MUSIC VIDEO COMPETITION 2021 NOMINEE FOR “TESFAY”
Speaking on the track Witch Prophet says,“Shine is about overcoming hardships. It’s a glimmer of hope in a world that seems like it’s falling. On ‘Shine’, I sing about walking through fear, doubt and obstacles with confidence creating the path by leading the way. It’s a reminder that even in the midst of a storm, sooner or later the sun will come up.”
Witch Prophet was shortlisted for the 2020 Polaris Music Prize for her LP D.N.A. Activation. The album, an ode to Witch Prophet’s Ethiopian and Eritrean ancestral roots, fuses Jazz, Hip-Hop, Soul and RnB with songs sung in English, Amharic, and Tigrinya. Her video for the album track “Tesfay”, directed by Leah Vlemmik’s, was recently announced as part of the year’s SXSW Film Festival Music Video Competition, alongside Fka Twigs, Dirty Projectors and Run the Jewels. The video concept came from Vlemmik’s interest in telling “a broader story about positive Black father-daughter relationships grossly underrepresented in media.” SXSW Film Festival takes places March 16th-March 20th 2021.
Watch: Witch Prophet “Tesfay”
Witch Prophet’s “Shine” is out now.