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LISTEN: JST SAKO Matches Vulnerability With Street Smarts On “1FIVE20”
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Jst Sako recently released his debut EP, 1Five20, an ode to his hometown and the stories that have made him 

As a retrospect of where his musical journey was born, Jst Sako brings you into his world. The release of his creative masterpiece is a 4 track EP titled 1Five20. This body of work puts into perspective who he is. 

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The 4-track project is an unparalleled art of great storytelling through heartfelt melodies and it is so-called, 1Five20, named after the area code of Ekurhuleni’s township, Daveyton, which is where he grew up.

The EP expresses the four pillars that Sako stands for. These are love, faith, creativity and reconciliation. This is expressed quite impressively from track 1 to 4. The EP gives the listener an experience of his total vulnerability through song.

The EP sees Jst Sako capture all that stands for while narrating all the facets of his character

The first track, Nguye Lo is a ballad set alight by a strong message of love and lyrical reassurances made over the well-collaborated fusion of Afro-pop, Amapiano and Soul. Sako has deemed it to be the perfect song for couples who have conquered many obstacles to remain together. 

Yintoni is a song where Sako revisits a case of heartbreak, betrayal and uncertainty in life’s never-ending journey to acquire true love. Mporoma, the third track is a street anthem penned for the summer playlist. It’s a song that acknowledges the dance culture of Africa and affirms the fever of this Amapiano era.

An anchor to the project, Khuleka, speaks of Sako’s faith as he has embarked on a journey to realize his musical ambitions. With a combination of gospel, rap, orchestral instruments and the famous Yano log drum, Khuleka is written to elevate your spirit and warm your soul as you hustle to make a difference in your life and the lives of those close to you.

Stream/ download 1Five20 on all major digital stores

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