The Steezies astounds with video for Mina
The Steezies are a product of South Africa’s multicultural musical paradigm. Their songs have been forged in the melting pot of a country that does not have a single consolidated culture, but rather exists as a chimera of various histories, traditions, and practices.
There is a universe that exists beyond ours. It is outside of what you can hear, feel, taste, see, touch, or rationalise with your senses. It is unknown to the reach of your logical mind. One fateful day two young girls were innocently playing in a park when their imaginations collided and they stumbled into this foreign realm. The world they had grown so familiar with was utterly transformed. And leading them through this journey of imagination were their spirit animals: The Steezies. A band conjured in the fire of eccentric creativity and playful anarchy.
‘Mina’ is a soundtrack to the attack of all that is “normal”. It is a song that celebrates individuality and condemns homogeneity. Its music video is an all out exploration of this in visual form. The Steezies are here to be playful, and their playground is an affront to the banal, the ordinary, and the commonplace. The music video has announced their arrival and set the tone for all that is still to come.
Image by Leah Rolando