19 June 2020 Johannesburg

The song speaks to the moments between the journey to making it out from a dark place. For Mr. Manzi, the destination is becoming a successful recording artist. The process to getting there has not been easy and the two verses detail the aspirational struggles on the road to fulfillment in this regard.  The visual treatment follows suit by looking at the day in the life of an emerging artist on the brink of a huge turning point in his career, only for his efforts to be levelled by personal heartbreak, a suspended income stream and a global pandemic. The social distancing spent at home, creates a depressive spiralling out. It is by being reminded of his own gift as an artist that keeps the hope alive for the protagonist managing his expectations as well as his mental health.

This video marks the first visual treatment in his discography and a directorial debut for Durban artist, Lungelo Manzi.


A Cultured Chaos and Deeply [Rooted] Presentation (@culturedchaos, @deeplyrooteddbn) 
Directed by @LungeloManzi & @SiloDimba
Written by @LungeloManzi
Produced by Nzuzo Mkhabela (@nzu_s)  
Art Direction by Amanda B. Nkosi  (@amandabnkosi)
Director of Photography by Silo Dimba 
Camera Assistance by @NaeemBlue & @XopherWallace
Starring Lungelo Manzi as Lungelo Manzi, Injemnyama & Black Dog

Special Thanks to Hlengiwe And The Baby, Pangaea Production, The Charlatan, The Chairman,
Woke Arts, Roots Up Entertainment, , Byron Thambu, Giyani Shangase & Jaedon Daniel.

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