Altè Rap muse King Kerby is gearing up for another scintillating music drop this Friday.

The single “Leeches” off his upcoming Saba Deluxe LP will be released with a music visual shot by Retrogod on Friday.

Tapping South African beatsmith Zino D who is revered for his eclectic production style and famed for producing rapper Nasty C’s smash hit “SMA” featuring Rowlene – King Kerby showcases his diversity with the sonic choice he adopts for this particular record.

Philip Koth known for his astounding work with Nairobi drill faction Buruklyn Boyz, champions Kerby’s brazen style and ambition to try new sounds.

“The song is a funk-influenced tropical house anthem, but there are tonal shifts that seem designed to showcase King Kerby’s range as a singer and a rapper,” says Philip Koth.

He adds that “the record employs strings swirling around his stop-and-go flow that will have you reflecting on how people can use you for their benefit”

Additional production comes from frequent collaborator LD Beats who has been a pertinent force in the production of the entire album, and a conductor in orchestrating King Kerby’s contemporary ear-worm-esque sound.

The record’s production captures the atmospheric House Music synonymous with producer and Grammy Award winner Kaytranada.

“The song was inspired by a lot of what I was currently listening to. I’m a huge Kaytranada fan, I really wanted to explore different bounces and drum patterns.

“I would play some of my favorite songs and then we’d pick a tempo and create around it.

“The words came naturally to me and the feeling was also natural. I’ve experienced friendships where I felt that people were leeching on me,” says King Kerby.

Created in Cape Town, the creative process featured everyday life in Cape Town. King Kerby shot numerous music visuals including the scenic Camps Bay in Cape Town.

Website | + posts