Branko Reveals "Let Me Go" Visuals
João Barbosa, better known as Branko, has had an exquisite year with the release of his beautifully collaborative project, Atlas. Worldly sounds have never come together in such a precise and pristine way, with noteworthy foreground production from Branko himself and guest appearances by talent from all over the globe. 10 years ago, Buraka Som Sistema was founded and created what is known as a highly impactful movement in global club sounds.
Today, a stand-out single from Atlas has been paired with an array of captivating visuals. "Let Me Go" features Soulection's Mr. Carmack, and blending the two producers only makes for one thing: musical brilliance. Laid on top is vocals from the one and only Nonku Phiri.
Watch as "Let Me Go" is as eclectic as the song itself. Directed by Francisco Neffe and styled by Nola Williams, watch as dancers from Soweto's Skeleton Pantsula and Orange Farm's RealAction dance crews flow with the electro flairs. It was shot in the Johannesburg suburb of Vrededorp, Old Park Station and Yeoville Ridge.
"It's a sort of journey to a world of colour and movement that could only be found in South Africa," Branko explains. "I tried to reflect the idea behind the lyrics through the characters, dancing, car rides and light. I tried to create a metaphor for letting go of something in every shot."