Club of Suns is the first band to have a second Songsmiths single. Liberosis has a fresh, unique new sound that you will be hearing more of in future releases. Next up from COS is this track’s prequel, Hollow.
Not Going Down is a defiant rock song from South Africa’s super-secret super-group Beautiful Losers. We don’t plan to stay a secret for long . . .
This infectious, reggae-infused pop song by Ed Privat is the perfect summertime party song. There’s more info and a remix on Ed’s page.
This mesmerizing track by K-Jo was the first audition to give me goosebumps. The recording was just voice and acoustic guitar and her vocal was beautifully suspended in the middle of all that space. We’re planning to shoot a vid for The Dilemma in December 2018.
Songsmiths’ first single is this rocker by Club of Suns. Spaceman’s Vertigo contains a couple of themes that are echoed in songs we’ll release later, so keep listening. These guys think big picture.
Chris from Beautiful Losers discusses his approach to songwriting, finding your voice and the importance of getting ideas down before they’re gone.
Please see YouTube video description for Songsmiths’ audition feedback.
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Musicians!!! Always read the fine print before signing anything! You don’t want to find yourself legally obligated to open beers for the company brass.
Mix FM chose The Dilemma by K-Jo to be their SA Pick of the Week on September 7, 2018 and invited both of us to their studio in Midrand for an interview. They started by playing the song, then talked to me about Songsmiths before turning to the guest of honor, K-Jo. Due to the poor sound quality of this recording, I have edited out the song, but you can. . .
LISTEN TO THE DILEMMA HERE: https://youtu.be/Bw-QRmhsxHI
The Dilemma is available on all major online music platforms.
Chris manages the Exclusive Books at Clearwater Mall and Olerato works there. At the first event of this kind that Chris held at the store, he discovered that Olerato was a talented singer, so they teamed up for a few songs this time around. Continue reading “Songsmith Chris and Olerato Performing at Women’s Day Event”