Internationally acclaimed Afro-pop band Sauti Sol announced today that their 5th studio Album ‘Midnight Train’ will drop on 5th June 2020. This is the group’s first major-label record with Universal Music Africa. The album pre-add goes live today.
The pre-add allows fans to instantly get the tracks, “Brighter Days” as well as previous singles “Suzanna” and “Disco Matanga,” added to their libraries and playlists immediately. Additionally, this feature will automatically add the album to the consumers’ library immediately on release day.
“Brighter Days” is a motivational and spiritually uplifting anthem featuring Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir. The song reaffirms that one should not be weary or in despair but focus on the promise of Brighter Days. This sing-along praise song spreads positivity and encouragement across different nations in a time when it is needed most.
The video, directed by Ofentse Mwase (OM Films), was shot in South Africa in Johannesburg’s main studio, Downtown Music Hub.
Recorded between Los Angeles, California, Johannesburg, South Africa and their hometown Nairobi, Kenya. Midnight Train demonstrates the bands songwriting and producing skills with electric energy and new rhythms.
The album’s theme is centred around enjoying the journey of life but also embracing the hustles and the trials that come with it. Notable features on the album include American singer and songwriter, India Arie on sensual track “My Everything,” and Burna Boy guest appears on “Time Flies.”
When reflecting, Bien explains that “Time flies is inspired by Burna Boy’s increased journey. A lot can happen in a year with dedication.”