Yahto Kraft – “Requiem”
Yahto Kraft with His Highly Anticipated Solo Project “Requiem”. Following the unprecedented and remarkable success he had with the chart topping Armand Joubert on their single CRY, with more than a 100k streams in less than 4 months and charting on the TOP 200 on South African Itunes (peaking at number #16). Yahto felt inspired and knew he had to get back into the studio and that was when the masterpiece, that is Requiem, was born.
The song’s written from a place of heartache and loss endured by both Yahto and his co-writer “MJ Fourie”. The heartache was replaced by a drive and ambition to create something beautiful.
Above all, using morbid imagery and sampling Mozart’s “Lacrimosa”, Yahto created something quite nostalgic but somehow ahead of its time, multi-talented producer and songwriter “Hendrik Joerges” combined swirling orchestral sounds with a pop drive that is set to catch the ears of many.
When asked what Yahto is hoping for people to take from this record, he graciously replied,
“This song is a universal message. Everyone’s bound to experience the loss of a relationship, be it platonic or romantic. I want people to know that is okay to mourn the loss and that it is not your fault.”
Yahto Kraft known best for his star turn on season 3 of The Voice SA. People from all over the world fell in love with the gifted singer. His unique sense of style after the first airing of his rendition of “Never Enough” from The Greatest Showman.
With more than 12 years of experience in the performing arts, Yahto has proven that he is a true artist in his own right. Yahto has released his critically acclaimed debut single, “Ugly” in early 2020, which catapulted him into a league of his own, followed closely by his 2nd and most recent releases; “Washed Away” and “Over Thinking”. And of course Cry with AJ.