Music Video: Nakhane Toure - Fog
South African singer Nakhane Toure's video for 'Fog', nominated for the Design Indaba/Most Beautiful Object In South Africa 2014 award, is confrontingly direct, the stark black-and-white imagery of the video's single shot seeing Toure clean away a white, viscous material that swathes his head as he grapples with overcoming an inheritance of haunted memories, a gentle guitar and muted percussion building through to a crescendo of swelling harmonies and fuzzy riffs, Toure closing out the song by unleashing a raw, primal howl with his stunning voice.
Born in South Africa's Eastern Cape, and now resident in Johannesburg, Toure grew up singing in choirs and playing in school bands and orchestras, and was inspired to both learn the guitar and take the art of songwriting seriously at the age of nineteen after being awed by the Radiohead album 'In Rainbows'. With an eclectic range of influences, he describes his music as having 'bearings in folk and funk...if you were to take Morrissey, Bjork and Ali Farka Toure, and mix them in a pot, with some other stuff, moods, that's what it would be', saying he finds inspiration in authors, musicians and 'my life...everything that I see'.
Signed to the Just Music label in South Africa, he last year released his debut album 'Brave Confusion', the acclaim for which led to his making the cover of Rolling Stone South Africa and included praise from NME and Red Bull Bulletin, with further recognition for his outstanding talent coming in the new year as he was nominated for four awards at the South African Music Awards, including 'Album Of The Year' and 'Male Artist Of The Year'.