Masego Releases Sultry Single “You Never Visit Me”

In his recent single “You Never Visit Me,” Masego channels his inner romantic to deliver a sultry neo-soul track.

Cover art for the single “You Never Visit Me”

Masego is a Grammy-nominated multi-instrumentalist whose work spans genres, mixing jazz, R&B, neo-soul, and a twinge of Hip-hop. His first EP came in 2015 when he released The Pink Polo in collaboration with artist Medasin. He released his first album, Lady Lady, in 2018. It was his collaborative effort with musician and producer FKJ on the song “Tadow” that garnered him more fans.

“You Never Visit Me” is a romantic track with a sensual aura. Listeners are treated to muted guitar licks and neo-soul instrumentation. His voice drips across the track, sometimes sliding effortlessly into falsetto, at other times erupting into harmonies. Masego stretches the dynamics of his vocals, playing with the percussive element of his delivery. The track is reminiscent of artists like D’Angelo: it would be at home on the playlist of a swanky house party, or a romantic candlelit dinner.

The lyrics address how the pressures of rising fame and success as an artist can inadvertently have an impact on the romantic. Although it was a dream to pursue music and become an artist, it meant spending more time away from the ones he loved.

Took the bait

When they sold

Me the dream

And I drove

To crazier zones

And I paid for it all

When Masego sings this in his first verse, he mentions how the “bait” of fame and making it as an artist was his “dream,” but something that he ultimately paid for in the loss of his relationship. Although they had planned on staying together “’til we old,” the repeated lament of “you never visit me” hints that the life of constant touring and travel has taken its toll on their relationship.

Photo Credit: Sam Erickson

The track hints at what’s to come from Masego’s forthcoming album. His most recent release, the Grammy-nominated Studying Abroad: Extended Stay, was released in 2020. Check out Masego’s discography below.

Make sure to follow Masego on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and his website to stay updated with his latest announcements, releases, and updates. See below for dates for Masego’s upcoming 2023 You Never Visit Me North American Tour. Tickets are available HERE.

3/13    Santa Ana, CA                       The Observatory                   SOLD OUT

3/14    San Francisco, CA                The Warfield                         SOLD OUT

3/16    Seattle, WA                            Showbox Sodo                      SOLD OUT

3/17    Vancouver, BC                      Vogue Theatre

3/18    Portland, OR                          Roseland Theater                  

3/20    Denver, CO                            Ogden Theatre                      SOLD OUT

3/23    Minneapolis, MN                    First Avenue

3/24    Chicago, IL                             Salt Shed

3/25    Detroit, MI                              Royal Oak Music Theatre

3/28    Cleveland, OH                       Agora Theatre

3/29    Toronto, ON                           History

3/31    Boston, MA                            House of Blues                     SOLD OUT

4/1      New York, NY                        Terminal 5                             SOLD OUT

4/2      New York, NY                        Terminal 5

4/4      Philadelphia, PA                    The Fillmore

4/5      Baltimore, MD                        Rams Head Live

4/7      Silver Spring, MD                   The Fillmore                          SOLD OUT

4/8      Silver Spring, MD                   The Fillmore

4/9      Charlotte, NC                         The Fillmore                          SOLD OUT

4/11    Nashville, TN                         Marathon Music Works

4/12    Atlanta, GA                            Tabernacle                            SOLD OUT

4/14    St. Petersburg, FL                 Jannus Live

4/15    Orlando, FL                            House of Blues                     SOLD OUT

4/16    Miami, FL                               The Oasis-Wynwood

4/19    New Orleans, LA                   Republic NOLA

4/21    Dallas, TX                              House of Blues                     SOLD OUT

4/22    Houston, TX                           Warehouse Live

4/23    Austin, TX                              Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater

4/26    Phoenix, AZ                           The Van Buren                      SOLD OUT

4/27    Los Angeles, CA                    The Wiltern                           SOLD OUT

4/28    Los Angeles, CA                    The Wiltern

Lyndon Nicholas is a writer, educator, and blerd based in Brooklyn, NY. He is interested in covering music, entertainment, literature, pop culture, anime, and video games. He is also currently working on a collection of speculative short fiction. Keep up with his latest work by following him on Instagram at @ezlbreezy or checking out his website https://lyndonnichol.wixsite.com/website
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Lyndon Nicholas is a writer, educator, and blerd based in Brooklyn, NY. He is interested in covering music, entertainment, literature, pop culture, anime, and video games. He is also currently working on a collection of speculative short fiction. Keep up with his latest work by following him on Instagram at @ezlbreezy or checking out his website https://lyndonnichol.wixsite.com/website

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