The Scoop: Cape Town electro rap outfit PHFAT have released a music video for their new single “Lights Out” feat. JungFreud
The Spin: After PHFAT killed it at Oppikoppi Odyssey with their headlining slot, they are back with the release of their music video, “Lights Out”, featuring JungFreud (a.k.a Nonku). This single proves to be PHFAT’s biggest yet with over a 100 000 listens on SoundCloud and and getting love from thirteen radio stations across South Africa, including 5FM, YFM and Good Hope FM.
Along with a steller music video from Ryan Kruger, which can be seen below, PHFAT have a little bit of a letter to accompany the release of the video.
A letter from PHFAT:
“PHFAT here again, we’re actually just stopping by to have a quick catch-up because it feels like we’ve seen each other around but we haven’t really spoken for a while… you know?
How are things?
Have you ever noticed that a lot of people answer that question by saying ‘Busy’.
We were speaking to this girl a while back and when Mike asked her how she was doing she just pulled this ugly face that said “fucking awful! But I’m working on it! Just give me a sec okay?” That was such a cool honest answer.
How are we doing you ask?
Yeah, we’re fuckin flying right now. Thanks for asking. Rap life is incredible. We just had what might have been our favourite show we’ve ever played at Oppikoppi and the whole of July we spent playing to packed out clubs all over the country. It’s fucking crazy to see how support for what we do has grown. Our one friend told us they turned away six hundred people from our show in Knysna… We didn’t even know there were six hundred people in the whole of Knysna!?! That’s like a whole fuggen extra club full of people. Someone else told us there were a bunch of broken floorboards in one of the clubs after our show. It’s often difficult to see whether you are still making progress when you work as a musician, but there have been a bunch of things this year that have said to us “Hey Dudes, Good job! Keep Going!”
We actually got distracted enough by all of the rap shows and touring that we kept forgetting to release the new music video for our song that we did with JungFreud called ‘Lights Out’. The song is still free off of our soundcloud. Along with all the rest of our songs.
Our homie Ryan Kruger made it. Our other homie Alex An-Los is a stunt coordinator who has been working with a team of actor/stunt-homies on a dope fight sequence. We told them to speak to each other and then they made this video.
So go watch that sheeeee. Then send it to all your friends.
Oh, You gotta go? That’s cool. Us also.
Smooth and Narch
People who caught our Oppi set will have heard our new jam called “If the truth fits”. Keep your eyes peeled. It’s a fuckin number and it’s coming soon!”
If you thought that was awesome, then prepare to have your world rocked by this fantastic music video and song.
The Question: What do you think of the song? Let us know in the comments below!