Thursday, October 15, 2020

Witch Prophet - "Tesfay"

The latest single from Witch Prophet is deeply personal, but will appeal to a wide audience. "Tesfay" (which translates to "my hope" in English) is inspired by Witch Prophet's late grandfather. He raised five daughters in Ethiopia after the death of his wife while ignoring traditional roles for women and pushing them towards education and empowerment. "Tesfay" combines jazz, hip hop, and R&B in this endlessly catchy mixture. The focus of the song seems to be a horn, while Witch Prophet's vocals swirl around it. It's insanely compelling, despite not following the traditional verse/chorus/verse song structure. It's fairly experimental and freestyle while doing so in a way a casual listener wouldn't even notice.

You can watch the video for "Tesfay" below. DNA Activation, the new album from Witch Prophet, is available now on Heart Lake Records. You can get a copy now via Bandcamp. For more on Witch Prophet, check out the artist's website.

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