Kelly Johannes (K-Jo) was one of the first artists to audition for Songsmiths. At that time, her song, The Dilemma, was just her vocal and the signature repeating harmonics line played on her acoustic guitar. She had recorded it herself and it sounded great. Her soulful voice had all the space in the world and the ringing guitar was hypnotic. It was thrilling.
K-Jo wrote The Dilemma at a time when she was conflicted over whether she should pursue a career in music full-time or go to university. She chose music-for-a-year-then-we'll-see. . .and is now a student at Wits. That year was a tough one that “tempted to darken [her] heart.” But she came out of it wiser and stronger. . .and there's no reason she can't pop into the studio when she gets a break from her schoolwork. She lives right down the road. Thank goodness she didn't go to UCT!
[Note: Songsmiths has nothing against UCT. We're simply glad that K-Jo is on this side of the country!]