Johannesburg, Friday, 31 March 2023 – Vinnie Mak aims straight for the heart’s proverbial jugular with the release of his EP, Shades Of Man.
Having appetised his audience with two singles, Naninina & Crucifix, Vinnie is ready to serve the buffet which is the offering in its full platter.
Colours Of Man is a love letter from the first song right to the outro but not in typical Vinnie Mak style. Well, is Vinnie ever typical? He unearthed his versatility in this offering by collaborating with Kenza to fuse his heart-wrenching soul with an afro-tech inspired sound. The songs are coded with love songs and heartbreak. “My intention always is to open the listener up. We are human because we feel, so let’s dig into them openly”, says Mak. Shades Of Man really means Shades of Mak, in this case.
Vinnie Mak was one of the first artists’ to sign with ALTBLK>> a home for unique African independent artists, founded by Msaki – of whom he recently supported at the Lyric Theatre, he has shared stages with Samthing Soweto, Urban Village, BCUC, Gontse Makhene, Zu, Umle. He produces and curates his own shows entitled “colours in the dark” where the audience gets to know the true Vinnie Mak, a chameleon of emotions embracing the abstract.
Shades Of Man can be streamed here: Platoon.lnk.to/shades-of-man
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