Toya Delazy really caught our attention with her track No Follow, which has come out in quick succession after her track Diamonds in the Rough. The song sees her forge a strikingly individual path, switching without pause from rapping to singing and really showing her ability to take diverse influences and come up with something that is catchy, yet crosses so many musical boundaries.
Delazy says No Follow is about following your intuition and allowing the desires of your soul to have chief control over the course of your life. ‘When you move with your soul, you embrace your destiny. I took a leap of faith and left my home in Cape Town in June 2015. I left my family, friends and fans to begin all over again in London. My soul wanted this and if I didn’t do it I wouldn’t be as fulfilled as I am today’.
Photo by Claire Bilyard.