Self-described "surf rap" musician and visual artist Xenlaii recently shared a new video for Idolz – the second music video from his debut EP SURF : AM.

July 21, 2020

Xenlaii describes his sound as a blend of soul, rap, dance music and kwaito that draws inspiration from the Indian Ocean's coastline – a strong presence throughout his artistry. This unique combination is meticulously packaged in his 2019 debut EP SURF : AM – recently updated with a deluxe edition that you can listen to here.

Idolz is Xenlaii second video from SURF : AM and follows his lead single How To Play which recently scored a nomination at the Bokeh Fashion Film Festival, "The nomination feels really great and validating, especially in a territory - like that of music video creation" he shares.

The track and video were inspired by the idea that a lot of South African men grow up without having their fathers around – "so they end up turning to TV and media to find their idols".

Watch the Idolz video below.

Director/DP : Sizmeister
Production Design :
[NOTHING] Creates
Production Studio :
Uncap Productions
Art Department :
Sandile Mhlongo & Hamilton Thindisa
Costume & Styling :
Deniece Marz & Nkuley Masemola
Wardrobe : SURF : AM
Gaffer : Bonginkosi ''Cassper'' Ngwenya
Production Manager : Ngcebo Mthimkhulu
Colorist : UNCAP Post

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Text by Roger Sivuyile Lupuwana

Images Courtesy of M3NA Media

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