Thando releases new single ‘Gag Order’

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Thando releases new single ‘Gag Order’

Featuring a verse from FRANÇOISTUNES and a soulful, trap-inflected beat produced by Henry James, ‘Gag Order’ sees Thando dive into topics of cultural assimilation and race relations within Australia.


In a press statement released today, Thando discussed the influences behind the track further, stating “I come in giving a nod to the current race relations in the media at the moment. It creates a powerful statement about how perceived ‘sameness’ (the result of assimilation) comes undone when it really matters, so what’s the point of doing it [assimilating] anyway?” Check out the new track below. 



As well as releasing ‘Gag Order,’ Thando has also announced details of her new EP Life In Colour, slated for release in October this year and featuring a number of prominent Zimbabwean-born artists from Melbourne. The R&B sensation is also set to hit the road on a run of festival dates next month – check out all the dates below. 


Thando – Festival Tour 2019 

Saturday March 9 @ WOMADelaide, Adelaide, SA | Tickets here

Monday March 11 @ Brunswick Music Festival **EP TASTER + DOCUMENTARY SHOWING** Melbourne, VIC | Tickets here

Friday March 15 + Saturday March 16 @ Blue Mountains Festival – Friday & Saturday Shows, Blue Mountains, NSW | Tickets here

Friday March 29 @ By The Meadow, Bambra, VIC | Tickets here 

Friday April 12, Sooki Lounge **HEADLINE SHOW**, Belgrave, VIC | Tickets here

Sunday 21 + Monday 22 April @ Byron Bay Bluesfest  – Easter Sunday & Monday Shows, Byron Bay, NSW | Tickets here

 Friday – Sunday 26-28  April | Bendigo Autumn Music Festival – Shows Each Day | Mullumbimby, NSW | Tickets here


‘Gag Order,’ the new single by Thando featuring FRANÇOISTUNES, is out now.