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InDuna - Single Review: Love and Affection

28 Apr 2022 // A review by Danica Bryant

South African artist InDuna teams up with Jah Tung and Kasa on the Tiny Triumph produced track Love and Affection. It’s a thrilling Afropop release encouraging a woman to keep pursuing true feelings and relationships, demanding her not to “call murder on love and affection”. 

Bursting at the seams with dancehall and Afrobeat-infused drums and vocal cadences, Love and Affection is a swaggering festival anthem. Each performer makes excellent use of their allocated verse. They introduce unique vocal rhythms and deliver melodies which positively drip with confidence and swagger. This variety show of a song changes it up just enough without losing its familiar beat and style. Of particular note is the faultless mix. Every element melds perfectly together, allowing listeners to either pay deep attention to every little background detail, or simply vibe to that undeniable pop beat. 

Despite clocking in at just over three minutes, and filling that run time with a star-studded musical cast, Love and Affection will still leave you wanting more. Its explosive chorus will stick in your head, yet if you look deeper into the lyrics, InDuna and his collaborators offer further meaning beneath the surface, in their story of being wronged in love. This is a soulful and strong new release, with just as much heart as it has groove. 

Rating: ( 5 / 5 )
 

About InDuna

South African self-taught artist and producer InDuna (in-Doo-nah) takes flavours straight from his homeland and incorporates them into his Afropop infused soul sound. Inspired by the likes of Brenda Fassie and Ladysmith Black Mambazo, InDuna expresses himself and his experiences of growing up in a third world society through his music.

Born in South Africa, he had a rough childhood spending much of his early years growing up in the slums of Johannesburg and Limpopo. After moving into an orphanage at the age of eight, he was given the opportunity at fourteen to move to New Zealand.

InDuna started his music journey when he fell in love with music for the first time after hearing Brenda Fassie’s Nomakanjani. “It felt like love at first sight, but with music.” However, he only took an interest in producing his own music after high school. For the most part, music production has been an effective therapy for him to vent his emotions and to help cope with his past and present experiences. “The reason I started doing music was because I needed a way to handle my emotions and regular therapy wasn’t doing it for me.”

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Releases

Dreams of an Underdog
Year: 2019
Type: Album

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