Nathi’s life reads like a blockbuster movie. After a misspent youth in the streets, the Eastern Cape artist had a life-changing epiphany and redirected his energies towards music. The resulting 2015 debut album Buyelekhaya, featuring the hit single “Nomvula”, won him adulation as well as multiple awards. His third offering, Iphupha Labantu, continues a songwriting tradition we’ve come to expect from the expert vocal contortionist. Lead single “Qeqe” has a soulful highlife vibe; the ballad “Ndim Lo” expresses a heart unchained and lifted by ringing electric guitar; and “Ilitye Ledayimane”’s light promises to shine in the darkest of corners.