The Kenyan artist’s new release takes us through luxuriating riffs of something different from what his past catalog has offered. “Sounds like what Jack Johnson and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers would write while watching Breaking Bad,” he describes his new sound and new style.
On ‘Don’t Know Me At All,’ Tetu Shani continues his artistic tell, experimenting with styles, but the mood runs on a familiar chord, a sturdier rock beat, fitting the transitional and transformative moments of the song: revealing the pensive, rediscovery, reflective, suspicious moments. The song is accompanied by a minimalist video directed by Silalei Shani that shows a complicated relationship; a lie-riddled union, secrecy, resentment, a people living double lives satisfying its Vince Gilligan television drama inspiration.
According to the literature on the release, the song is “a Kenyan alternative rock song inspired by Breaking Bad that attempts to capture the monotony of the show and American Southwestern desert landscape but the zeitgeist of the Corona lockdown period. Available on all platforms.”
The single was produced by himself and Mbogua Mbugua Mbugua (M3) and features Guitars by Tugi and vocals from Lisa Oduor-Noah.