While we find all kinds of music enjoyable, it is a bit odd when we receive a style of music that we haven’t heard in a long time. This time we are checking out the brand new music video for “Tesfay”, from indie artist Witch Prophet. A queer singer-songwriter and co-CEO of Heart Lake Records. Witch Prophet originally dropped “Tesfay” as part of her second album DNA Activation back in March. Garnering plenty of success in its own right, the album has been nominated for a 2020 Polaris Music Prize due to its fusion of jazz, hip-hop, soul and RnB as well as the inclusion of English, Amharic, and Tigrinya languages. Having clawed her way up in the music industry, Witch Prophet Witch Prophet has shared the stage with acts like THEESatisfaction, Shabazz Palaces, Lido Pimienta and A Tribe Called Red to name a few.
Not only is “Tesfay” a powerful song technically, the tracks oozes emotion as an ode to a major inspiration in her life. “Tesfay” depicts the story of Witch Prophet’s grandfather, who raised five daughters as a single father in Ethiopia. Instead of pushing these girls into more traditional female roles, he motivated them to pursue their education and empower them for the future. Directed by Toronto-based filmmaker and photographer Leah Vlemmiks, the track’s music video takes Vlemmiks’s concept of showing a perfectly healthy father-daughter relationship and tackling the bigger picture. It is incredibly rare that we have a normal father-daughter relationship in media, and Vlemmiks wants to put that issue under the spotlight.
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