Stone Jets Stay Consistent With New EP
Cape Town based band, Stone Jets had a lot to say in their previous offering, What I Say (EP, 2016). They are back with seven tracks that now provide some inside scoop into their musical modus operandi. Memory is refreshingly honest and this is why you should check it out.
With Given on bass and lead vocals together with Manfred on lead guitar rounded up by Eduan Joubert on drums, need not introduce themselves anymore. Their sound is one now synonymous with phrases like; “South African Pop”, “AfroPop” and one might even dare say “Kwela Soul”. But one thing is for sure; they know how to craft a song that moves way past the usual and expected.
We have already had the pleasure of listening to the offering and all we can sing are praises. Memory offers us a delightful 7 track journey that takes us through all the motions. Recognizable singles I Can’t Live Without You and How Can You are pieces found on this musical mosaic they have crafted.
Memory Is Specifically Designed For The Soul
The writing and composition on this project is impressive. Given displays heartbreak and disappointment in the lightest hearted manner that when listening to the music, one overlooks it. He wears intensity in the most purest way and accompanied by the composition of the music, it’s worth beholding. He keeps it consistent though on the more upbeat songs striking a well recognized balance.
He took us to church on the title track, Memory, and every where else on this beautiful earth with the rest of this offering. Tired Of Missing You and You Gotta Be Crazy were firm favourites of ours.
Memory is able to balance itself, very well, between soul, country and pop rock. The result is something so special that when listening, it is not hard to recognize it.
The EP is currently available for purchase on the Apple Store.
Peep the How Can You music video below!
NEW MUSIC: Vitu Takes Us Into His Thoughts In Narcolepsy Part ii
Cape Town based Hip Hop artist, Vitu, drops new song titled Narcolepsy Part ii
It’s been a minute since we featured new music from the gents from Arcade Music. One third of the funky Hip Hop collective, Vitu, recently dropped new music. Titled Narcolepsy Part ii, the new single gives us a little glimpse into Vitu’s state of mind.
He states that he thinks this is right time to share this song. With the end of the year approaching, self reflection is key before we begin a new chapter.
“I thought it was the right time of year to put it out as its quite a introspective look into my thoughts on how the year has been ‘til this point and there’s no better time to reflect on it as opposed to now.”
Vitu is not a stranger to this platform as we have featured him a couple of times. And all of the projects that he has released to date have done more than impress us. Among the songs we loved from him were This Time Next Week, Tape Deck Side A and Papers.
All of these songs were not only well written and highly descriptive but they are have a factor that only Vitu provides in his music. And that is he is able to create a safe space in his music, so intimate and a little consuming.
This is the type of music that’s suitable for long drives to nowhere for no particular reason at all except to just be away. Narcolepsy Part II carries this exact same vibe.
He raps about wanting to find a balance in his life. The duality of dreaming of a life that is ideal but also battling his demons and navigating his way out of his misery. But his hunger and drive for this life he dreams about is what keeps him pushing and this is the sense of hope we get from the song. One day it will all make sense.
Listen to Narcolepsy Part II below!