The mellow-voiced powerhouse, SERRO has released the music video for her latest single, “Okello”. The video was directed by Johnson Kyalo (renowned for his work with King Kaka, Khaligraph Jones and Rich Mavoko). Using earthy but stunning visuals, the music video stays true to the catchy and soothing melody reminiscent of Mbilia Bel and the Afro-touch synonymous with SERRO.
Shot in the outskirts of Nairobi, the first scene places the viewer in a quaint rural backdrop. The narrative captures the restlessness between a couple and the consequences of pursuing them.
“For me this song is about having the will to be free in life. And relationships are what life is all about. Johnson is amazing in how he captured the picture in my head when writing and recording it,” says the “Rongai” songstress.
SERRO’s nostalgia and her sense of longing to return home are palpable with every lyric. Named after a river, SERRO mirrors this fact with her voice meandering beautifully through heavenly harmonies and soft, soaring coos.
Produced by Joe Mutoria, the song features a live instrumentation by saxophonist, Eric Kimbasaxx of Tha Movement Band. Okello is the first release from SERRO’s 2018 playbook ahead of two more releases in the pipeline. She’s currently also working on an EP in which she will go to the roots, sampling various traditional sounds from different parts of Kenya. With her debut solo concert slated for later this year, SERRO has her hands full right now. But there’s no doubt she’s back.