With that, it’s time to look to the future, and Phodiso’s finale of sorts. Act III was always the plan, “I'm a theatre kid, if anyone isn't picking up on that, you know!”, he says. But the actual reason isn’t that obvious. “Sometimes people think I put more thought into them than I did”, he says. He made a commitment to himself to down three things - five tracks over a couple of years. “If I commit myself to that then I will do it. If I don't, then I don't know if I'm going to put anything out.”
“After Act III, I’ll step back a bit. Re-access and figure out what I'm going to do. There's a joy in being able to say that I've been focussing on music since the end of 2019. But there's also a pain in saying I've been doing music, because it's quite a consuming thing. There comes a time when it starts to feel like work. That break could be me just not writing a song for a month, which I haven't done. Hopefully that will give me the clarity to know what I then should do.
Act III isn’t fully recorded, but “close to” according to Phodiso. With a slightly different feel to the first two parts, he says, “I'm excited to see how people respond to it, and how they engage with it. But I'm also excited to see if what I see in it, will be seen in it.”
Apart from the recent first lineup announcement for The Others Way, there are no plans for more live shows at the moment. “It feels good, because all I'm doing is writing songs.” When I ask if it feels good because he doesn’t have to worry about performing, I get the biggest belly laugh and a hearty “yes” in reply!