Elizabeth Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia
18th January 2019
With emotive, fragile vocals reminiscent of Anohni and Perfume Genius, and a charismatic presence that channels Grace Jones via Prince, Nakhane’s sultry synth-pop delivers revealing lyrics about identity, queerness and religion, with powerful androgynous sexuality. After years working Johannesburg venues as an acoustic singer-songwriter, Nakhane’s club hit We Dance Again with top South African DJ Black Coffee led him to embrace glamorous electro-pop with sweeping strings and African mbira percussion. This South African is on a fast-track to glam-pop superstardom.