Thando Zide Releases Brand New Single “Ziveze”



South African singer & songwriter Thando Zide releases brand new single “Ziveze.” Following the success of her Umvulo EP last year, her latest single Ziveze is a deeply evocative track in which she explores the crucial theme of healing from past traumas.

With her unique sonic artistry, she eloquently addresses the significance of resolving and moving beyond previous emotional wounds.

Through her music, Zide emphasizes that this process of healing is essential for creating the necessary space in one’s heart and life to welcome new love. Her new release is not just a song, but a heartfelt journey that encourages listeners to confront and mend their past pains in order to fully embrace the possibilities of future relationships.

Thandokazi Phanyaphanya ‘Thando Zide’, whose musical journey begins, as she puts it, “before birth” as she was born into musical families, with chorister parents, is a 24 year old born and raised in Soweto, Johannesburg.

Constantly surrounded by music and a music loving family, she quickly assimilated into such a life, exposed to her parents’ choir rehearsals and sonic family gatherings, Zide’s love for music was inevitable. She attended the National School of the Arts in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, which she describes to be a place where the world of music opened up to her and her love for it was nurtured into a passion.

Inspired by rich indigenous sounds, through her music, by incorporating influences of jazz and contemporary sounds with indigenous African sounds from all over Africa, Zide aims to keep the African rhythm beating. She advocates for in-depth arts and culture education and exploration, to aid self-expression as well as cultural pride and preservation and.


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