Art and music intersect in the most beautiful ways when intention and purpose are put into each creation. For this reason, Xenlaii teamed up with Cole Ndelu to bring ‘Cocoa Butter’ to life!
A song about beauty, particularly where black women are concerned, is the thematic journey Xenlaii narrates with ‘Cocoa Butter’. He pays homage to the intimacy a lover feels when they are enamoured by the beauty and stature of their partner. Sonically, the single is a far cry from hip-hop oriented; instead, it blends R&B soundscapes, Xenlaii’s melodic flow, and Phinda’s smooth harmonies to create synergy and an overall wavy vibe
“Clarity & Intention” is an artwork comprised of stills and moving images in response to Xenlaii’s ‘Coco Butter’. The concept for the visuals draws from my personal journey of self-care, expansion and enlightenment; the visuals speak to a state of Awareness, seeing yourself and allowing yourself to be seen.
The song of course stems from his 2019 Surf : Am EP.