MISSU (real name Sean Ross) is one of the few, dope and talented producers in the electronic music scene of South Africa, that are coming up and shaking things up. In Durban, the city he rests, creates and innovates, he’s undoubtedly becoming a household name when it comes to electronic, progressive music. He joins artists like Muzi, who are tearing down local and international industry walls, who are authentic in how they compose and prioritising unapologetically South African soundscapes in their music. MISSU may not be a known pop act in the South African music industry, but he has performed at some of the country’s biggest and most exciting festivals, like the Lush Festival and the Mielie Pop Festival. Through his, MISSU shares pieces of himself and gets to express what inspires him, who he is, and he also gets to share the ideas he wishes to communicate to the world.
As a boundary pusher of note, MISSU, is gearing up to release an EP titled ‘An Education’ and what better way to announce new music dropping in future than to release a music video. This is music video is not just a music video. It is a music video for a groundbreaking song called ‘Dilemma’ featuring fellow Durban musician, Red Robyn. In the song, Red Robyn completely owns her role as a musician as she, in a unique manner, layers her vocals over MISSU’s dreamy production. The music video was directed by Lucy Nelson, who is a young up and coming South African film producer and director. The visuals for the song perfectly match the song as it depicts the two musicians in different settings that give us a glimpse of how they see and experience the world, and how they interact with their surroundings.
Dilemma is a smash hit. A song that we have no doubt will be played in many sets, festivals and alternative music gigs across South Africa. Brilliant song! Watch the video below.
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