The new album will include original songs written by the group (consisting of Pierre Greeff, Hunter Kennedy, Fred den Hartog, and Sheldon Yoko), as well as some collaborations with other singers like Valiant Swart, JR, and Hanu de Jongh.
Listeners can also expect to hear contributions by musicians like Janine Neethling (piano), Adriaan Brand (trumpet), Hiram Koopman (saxophone) and Jannie, from the Gereformeerde Blues Band (tuba and trombone).
The group found inspiration for the album in Vleesbaai on the Garden Route which was recorded in the green valleys of Stellenbosch at Jurgen von Wechmar’s Sunset Studios.
“At this stage it seems like the songs on the new album can almost stand separately on their own islands, but they also make sense together as a whole. We want the album to reflect where we are now. It seems like music albums are similar to photo albums, because you always listen back to how you felt when you wrote the music. We want our music to have a positive effect on listeners,” says Greeff.
The first single from OKAY!, titled LED Liefde, was released at the end of 2016. The song topped the charts on various radio stations (Jacaranda FM Top 20, Bok Radio Top 40, MFM Top 40, Maroela Media Top 20, SFM Top 30, ç), but the lyric video was also a first for the group.
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