Sauti Sol have given us the latest offering off their upcoming project, “Insecure”. The Kenyan group has mastered the art of combining their voices to make charming songs with positive messages to encourage listeners. For their new release, a lightweight mix of layered strings, drum riffs, percussion provide the background to their lyrics about finding your inner confidence.
Between rhythmic guitar strums, the track oscillates between the perspectives of two lovers, each dealing with their respective insecurities. “Everyone is insecure about something in their lives,” says band member Chimano. “The song encourages one to consciously attack their insecurities rather than conceal them”. The song was released exclusively on Radio Africa Group radio stations on Friday morning.
Fusing Swahili into the melodic song’s lyrics and bridge, Sauti Sol addresses the anxieties of letting your guard down for the person you love. Rather than a dour outlook and tempo, lines like “before we crash and burn, I hope we see the light,” are celebratory of what can be achieved when two lovers are considerate of each other’s feelings about themselves. The song was inspired by general discussions that the band has in-between studio sessions and shooting.
Matching the theme of the track, the visuals conceptually depict a lover’s bid to access their significant other’s innermost feelings.