“BAWL” was the first of a two-part release from the Digital 45 which is intended to highlight the duality of the varying responses to generational issues.
“FYAHBAWL” is part two. It is described as a song which encourages one to believe that they ‘have what it takes to overcome, thrive and rise above it all,’ and promotes resilience in the face of adversity. Sonically, though both singles are connected, “FYAHBAWL” goes in a different route as it rests on an afro-dancehall beat.
The ‘yin and yang’ singles are the first releases coming out of his new series called “Musings From The Messenger” where his aim is to release a new single each month for the rest of the year. The ‘musing’ for “BAWL” rests with the quote: “May the tears we cry quench the fires that surround us,” while the quote for “FYAHBAWL” is: “the flame that burns within is greater than that which burns your skin.” The quotes set the tone for the key message of each single.
“Each song will have a similar piece of writing,” Malachi says. “Like a letter that gives even more context to the meaning of the song.”
The music video for “BAWL”
is directed by Cesar Buelto and features QUILT, the arts and performance company which Malachi credits as playing a vital role in his artistic and creative development prior to pursuing his solo career in music. Both singles were produced by J.L.L., credited for his work with Chronixx, Protoje and Masego, and is distributed by US-based label,