SAMA-winning artist Toya Delazy kickstarted 2015 with the release of a brand new video and radio version of ‘My City’ featuring Cassper Nyovest, the second single off her latest album Ascension.
Delazy explained: “'My City' is a song that celebrates where we are from, those places that brought us up to be who we are today. I decided to collaborate with Cassper Nyovest as he is also very proud of where he is from and how he got to where he is now.”
Nearly four years in the making, Delazy began writing 'My City' in Durban in 2011, when things “were starting to happen in my career … I felt so grateful to have stepped outside my comfort zone and moved to the ‘big city’. That's where it all started, I will never forget that”.
Kyle Lewis from Dirty Soul Productions, who shot Delazy’s acclaimed 'Forbidden Fruit' video – nominated recently at the Out Awards London - was the director and vision behind the playful treatment that was done almost entirely against a green screen backdrop.
After walking away with three SAMAs in 2013 for her gold selling debut album Due Drop and a 2013 BET Nomination for Best International Act (Africa), Delazy announced the release of her brand new album Ascension. The album is characterised by a crystal clear artistic vision and was formed through Delazy’s writing process and significant production collaborations, both local and international. Craig Massiv and Troydon Murisan, Shane Cooper, Ross Jack and Delazy herself formed the heart of the production team, with US-based Fresco Kane and Jazziel Sommers adding an international flavour to the collaboration credits. ‘My City’ is one of the key artistic collaborations (with Cassper Nyovest) from Ascension, which was released in October 2014.
Ascension is available on iTunes here. To view the music video of 'My City', click here.