“Air Forces” revolves around Sudanese tribal song, paying homage to Mustafa’s legacy in what the artist describes as “downtown folk music”. The video clip goes from Toronto apartment complexes in his native Regent Park to intersections of the city contrasted by open fields that showcase the vastness of the earth’s expanse. The minimalist yet moving instrumentation was co-produced by Frank Dukes and Jamie xx. “Don’t fold your air force / Just stay inside tonight / You know what’s going on outside,” he sings in the opening verse.
Mustafa first gained international popularity as Mustafa the poet for his Remember me Toronto short film where he tapped on Drake, BAKA NOT NICE and more to talk about gun violence in a moving tribute to the late Smoke Dawg. Her debut single “Stay Alive” was released in early March and received worldwide acclaim.
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