So far, singer-songwriter kezia's sharp pen has mapped out her unique perspectives on love and sex with previously released singles like "SUNSHINE" and the dream pop-tinged "megan fox." Today, the Tanzanian-American artist shares the anthemic "south!"— a raucous reclamation of her own sexual agency featuring rising British rapper NAYANA IZ. In the playful @by.hassan-directed visuals, both artists perform against colorfully trippy kaleidoscope backdrops while asserting their personal power on the tongue-in-cheek track.
"That’s my dicksucking anthem," kezia said of the track in a statement. "In a world where black women are uninvitedly sexualized, we need to take ownership of feeling strong and cemented in our sexuality. 'south!' is about liberty. It’s also about consent! 'will you walk into the fire, or will you walk out of my life, yuh' meaning u can choose the purifying flame of my love or you can continue to live in darkness without me. NAYANA’s verse adds another layer of storytelling... effortless and blasé, an opulence radiating from within."
The track is set to appear on kezia's debut EP claire, out on June 11th via NEVER SEVEN.
Watch the video above.
Thumbnail image by Sanny Bisquerra