Cape Town singer Crosby is about to release his new album “Better Place.” Since I was in Cape Town for a few months, he asked me to direct the music video for his single, “Heart of a Lion” off the new album. “Heart of a Lion” has already made its way to many listeners in South Africa and abroad, so it was high time for some visuals to accompany the track. With the song Crosby addresses the social challenges faced by many living in the townships and encourages people to find the strength to withstand these. The video–shot in Gugulethu and Khayelitsha (two townships)–features a number of strong self-employed people who have taken matters into their own hands.
The album is going to be released on German Reggae Label Oneness Records who have been collaborating with Crosby for a while now. Many of his songs are produced by European producers that he met on his tours through the continent. As a producer himself, Crosby has collaborated with artists like Driemanskap.