“This is my first body of work and a chance for fans to see a vulnerable side of me. I wrote it in South Africa and in Los Angeles when I was reflecting on every aspect of my life. It’s called ‘Seasons’ for that reason,” says Lloyiso on the EP.
The 7-track project, which features production from Earwulf, Grammy-award-winning producers Mr. Hudson (John Legend, Janelle Monae, Jay-Z) and Stargate (Beyonce, Rihanna, Sam Smith), spotlights every side of this dynamic talent. His vocal virtuosity shines through the tender highlight “Give A Little Kindness” and pensive rumination of “Where Do We Go (When We Need Love).” At the same time, he leans into raw emotion on the likes of “Lonely Without You” where his voice connects right to the heart. Ultimately, he examines the cyclical nature of love and life across Seasons, expressing a myriad of feelings and delivering one powerhouse performance after another in the process.
Lloyiso, who has co-signs from celebs like Zane Lowe, Justin Bieber, Mike Posner and more, paved the way for Seasons with the single “Run.” OkayAfrica hailed it as one of “The Best South African Songs Out Right Now.” Additionally, the singer is featured as a part of Apple Music’s Africa Rising program for the next 5 weeks.
Plus, the EP notably boasts the fan favorites “Let Me Love You Now” and “What I Would Say,” which have already racked up millions of streams and counting.
Get ready to feel his voice, artistry, and spirit!Get ready to feel his voice, artistry, and spirit!
With a total of 95 million streams worldwide, his breakthrough single “Speak” has amassed over 20 million streams. Right out of the gate, OkayAfrica touted it as one of “The 20 Best South African Songs of 2022 So Far,” and hailed it as “an emotive, piano-laden ballad that, like most of his songs, highlights his soothing voice.” Additionally, last year he made his international debut with the single “Seasons.” It has tallied over 43 million streams and garnered a ton of buzz. Off of the success of both tracks, Lloyiso was nominated for the “Songwriter of the year | Most Promising Artiste” award at the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) 2022.
Give A Little Kindness
What I Would Say
Let Me Love You Now
Where Do We Go (When We Need Love)
Lonely Without You
Hailing from just outside of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, singer, songwriter, and producer. Lloyiso wields the kind of voice that instantly tugs at heartstrings. It’s the kind of voice that shines in any arena—whether in front of a laptop camera or under the lights of a festival stage. It’s the kind of voice that makes you stop what you’re doing and sing along.
At 16-years-old, he appeared on South African Idol and placed fifth in the competition. Following “three weeks at university,” he left school and focused on music inspired by the likes of Sam Smith and Travis Scott. He performed anywhere possible, singing in exchange for dinner at local pubs. He even recorded in English and ten different African languages. Taking over social media, Lloyiso amplified his voice globally by posting covers on Facebook before embracing YouTube. He gained the endorsement of everyone from Kygo to Tyga and gradually amassed an enthusiastic audience.
Nailing viral renditions of Rihanna, Billie Eilish, Lewis Capaldi, and more, he launched his TikTok during 2020, generating tens of millions of views and attracting the attention of labels worldwide. Finding his home, he notably made history as “the first South African artist signed to Republic Records.” In 2023, he will continue to connect like never before with new music and much more to come this year.
CONNECT WITH LLOYISO: