Bantu’s “Holiday” Video: Premiere

Mike Wass | November 28, 2016 2:25 pm

Zimbabwe-born/LA-based producer Bantu has a viral hit on his hands with debut single, “Holiday.” The newcomer expertly weaves African sounds and rhythms with melodic club beats to create a vibrant, multi-layered anthem that puts a smile on your face and makes you want to dance. (Think Major Lazer by way of Harare). We’re excited to premiere the video today, which depicts a very different kind of love story. As with his music, the budding hitmaker’s first video is deeply influenced by his African roots.

“In Africa, ‘holiday’ means vacation and that’s where this story starts off, in paradise,” Bantu explains via email. “We all know what love looks like when things are going well, but I wanted to show a different reality. I wanted to tell an African story of what love might look like through the lens of a couple in a war-stricken country. The highs, the lows, the obstacles and the challenges.” Watch the colorful and ultimately uplifting video up top.

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