Mr Wolf pres. Thando
Zimbabwean born, Melbourne based soul singer Thando has released a sleek new visual accompaniment to her latest single 'Happy'. Which premiered via COMPLEX this week.
The writing process for 'Happy' was a way for Thando to assume the identity of her anxiety, to give it a voice and better understand it. The video directed by Tim Brade of Tall Boy Media sees the artist stand defiant, staring down the lens, powerful and foreboding. A compelling visual for those who know the fickle and crippling nature of mental illness. Giving context to the song and the video, Thando explains "It's a letter to my conscious self from the perspective of my anxiety. My often forgotten villain sneaks up on me when I'm feeling my most content and consequentially risks relationships and opportunities for happiness. I personified and gave her a voice, so that I may attempt to better understand her and learn how to keep her at bay."
2018 has seen Thando complete a metamorphosis. Kicking off the year by releasing a powerhouse collaboration with REMI, resulting in frank single 'NUMB'. A track which saw her reflect on her own identity as a woman of colour in Australia and her feelings of ostracism by the current political climate. The single garnered big love from triple j, Double J, national community radio and saw her tour nationally.
Fresh off the stage from BIGSOUND, Thando has won fans hearts nationwide through her mesmeric live performances. Securing coveted support slots with Odette on her recent sold out 12 date Australian tour, Leon Bridges on his Bluesfest sideshow, Sampa The Great, REMI and having wooed festival crowds at Strawberry Fields and her annual hometown, historically sold out Chapel off Chapel performances.
The touring continues, with a host of dates announced today throughout November and December. Tickets and details below. 'Happy' and its accompanying video are OUT NOW.