THE WORKMANS CLUB
30TH November 2018
“… a real star in the making” – Guardian
“Nakhane makes the dancefloor a place of tenderness” – Noisey
“His lyrics are like a literary map to that cavernous part of his soul” – i-D
“… a visceral, soul-opening search for solace and self” – The Quietus
“Anohni-ish soul with wintry electronics” – MOJO
South Africa’s Nakhane – one of the critically acclaimed breakthrough artists of 2018 – announced a headline show at The Workmans Club, 30th November 2018. Tickets will go on sale Friday at 10AM.
The latest track to be lifted for new album You Will Not Die, out now via BMG. The song arrives accompanied by a stunning video, exploring the complexities and intricacies of love and lust.
Nakhane was born in Alice and grew up in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, in a deeply religious community. Though his upbringing ignited his love of music and unlocked his flair for performance, it also taught him guilt and shame that has proved difficult to rid himself of. In his early 20s, Nakhane came out and made the decision to renounce his Christian faith. Despite moving towards self-acceptance, Nakhane found an emptiness left in the silence that was normally filled by prayer. Having always found solace in music, Nakhane channeled both his pain and his newly found joy into his writing, and You Will Not Die is a startling document of the person he was, and the person he is now.