Faraway George Se Langverwagte Enkelsnit En Video Is Uiteindelik Hier

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Monday, November 11, 2019 - 12:50

Aanhangers van die folk-sanger, Faraway George, kan regmaak vir ’n groot bederf! Nie net gaan dié talentvolle jong kunstenaar ’n nuwe enkelsnit en musiekvideo vrystel nie, maar ook op die verhoog te sien wees vir ’n lekker vertoning in November.

Die enkelsnit, SUGAR CANE, is die eerste vrystelling vanaf sy beplande nuwe album. Dit kom uit sy eie pen en dra die boodskap dat jy nie alleen is met jou gedagtes en gevoelens nie. “Daar is mense wat die lewe en spesifieke situasies met ons deel, of dit nou familie of vriende is. Dit kan enige omstandighede verander, omdat dit jou minder alleen sal laat voel en jou lewe kan verryk.”

Volgens hom, is die liedjie geïnspireer deur sy empatie vir ander ander mense en hulle omstandighede, asook uit sy persoonlike struwelinge en begeerte om êrens te behoort en sy plek in die wêreld te verstaan.

SUGAR CANE het ’n speelse klank wat aanklank sal vind by gehore van alle ouderdomme. “Dit herinner ons daaraan dat daar ook goeie dinge uit moeilike omstandighede kan kom, selfs al besef ons dit eers na die tyd,” sê hy.

Die liedjie het verder ook ’n baie unieke aanslag, omdat dit opgeneem is tydens ’n lewendige opnamesessie. Oor die besluit om sy nuutste projek, wat nogal ongewoon is in die bedryf, so aan te pak verduidelik hy dat hy graag wil teruggaan na die basiese elemente van musiekmaak.

Deesdae is dit moontlik om verlore te raak in al die moontlikhede. Soms is iets wat bedoel is om vryheid te bied, juis die aspek wat jou besluiteloos maak. Ek wou terugaan na die kern van musiek; dit wat gebeur wanneer almal in die kamer in ’n liedjie glo. Dis betowerend!”

SUGAR CANE, wat reeds in 2013 geskryf is, is een van vier liedjies wat tydens ’n onlangse opname by die Centurion-teater vasgevang is. Die snit is baie gewild tydens vertonings, wat die rede is hoekom die sanger dit – na baie wik en weeg – as eerste enkelsnitvrystelling gekies het.

Die musiekvideo is ook deel van dié lewendige opname en is reeds op YouTube bekendgestel as deel van ’n reeks van vier opnames, saam met die ander snitte wat ook by Centurion-teater opgeneem is.

Kyk die video hier: https://youtu.be/SH-ogcKdPTM

Voortaan sal die formaat van sy gewone vertonings ook verander en gaan hy ook meer gereeld saam met ’n orkes optree. “Alhoewel ek solo-optredes geniet en steeds intieme akoestiese vertonings sal doen, is dit nogal spesiaal om saam met musikante te werk wat soos ek dink en in my werk glo. Dit maak interessante variasies en interpretasies moontlik en gee elke liedjie ’n nuwe baadjie.”

Faraway George is in Pietersburg gebore (Polokwane) en het grootgeword met Jazz-musiek. Hy het as tiener begin kitaar speel. Alhoewel hy aanvanklik argitektuur sou studeer, het hy dit opgegee vir sy musiekloopbaan. Sy debuut-kortspeelplaat, Vir ’n Vreemdeling, is in 2016 vrygestel.

Deesdae luister hy na ’n wye verskeidenheid genres, insluitend moderne folk, Afrikaans, alternatiewe musiek, Blues en Americana. Hy put groot inspirasie uit stories uit. “Soms is dit my eie storie en ander kere is dit iemand anders se verhaal. Partykeer tower my verbeelding ook iets op en dan verewig ek dit in musiek,” gesels hy.

Al is hy redelik nuut in die bedryf, glo hy dat hy al baie waardevolle lesse geleer het. “Toe ek begin musiek maak het, was ek vasgevang in my eie wêreld en het ek baie gesukkel om my passie oor te dra tydens optredes. Ek het egter geleer om na mense te kyk wanneer ek op die verhoog is en my musiek vir elkeen van hulle te gee,” sê hy. “Respekteer almal. Wees bedagsaam en deeglik.

Tans is hy besig om materiaal te finaliseer vir sy opkomende album, wat in Maart 2020 op die rak sal wees.

Die liedjie is beskikbaar op alle digitale platforms hier:
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/4xb7bedLFgrIwGJYvk3JYu?si=PSJrF4HxQ6Cb0voawfjQ4g
Apple music: https://music.apple.com/za/album/sugar-cane-single/1485007180
Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/m/Bn7bxgzofsplteduqevp6bryhmi?t=Sugar_Cane

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Facebook:
 https://web.facebook.com/farawaygeorge/
Instagram: @farawaygeorge
Twitter: @farawaygeorge 
Website: www.farawaygeorge.co.za
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4-5u-ateqvGpPZS-Xh5IHg

New Single And Video From Folk Sensation Faraway George

Fans of the folk singer Faraway George are in for a treat! Not only is the young artist releasing a new single and video, but he’ll be celebrating the release with a live show in November.

The single, SUGAR CANE, is the first track off the singer’s upcoming album. Written by the singer/songwriter himself, the track is about the realisation that you aren’t alone with your thoughts and feelings. “There are people who share this life, and certain situations, with us, be it a brother, sister or a friend. This can change any situation, making it less lonely and more enriching.”

The inspiration for the song, he says, came not only from empathy for and the observation of other people, but also from his personal experience of struggling with a sense of belonging and seeking understanding of his place in the world.

SUGAR CANE has a playful sound, which should appeal to listeners. “It should also resonate with people as it reminds us that good things can come from difficult times, even if we only realise it after the fact,” he says.

The song has quite a unique approach in that it was recorded during a live recording session. What prompted this decision – a rather unusual choice in the local industry – is the desire to go back to basics, the singer explains.

These days it is possible to get lost among all the possibilities. Something meant to offer freedom actually ties us to indecision. I wanted to return to the core of the music; that which happens when everyone in a room believes in a song. It is like magic!”

SUGAR CANE, which was written back in 2013, is one of four songs recorded live during a recent recording session at the Centurion Theatre. The song is quite popular at live shows, which is why – despite the singer’s initial reservations about how it may be received – it was selected as the first single for his upcoming album.

The video for SUGAR CANE also form part of the live recording session and was released on YouTube as a four-part series with the other three tracks/videos recorded at the Centurion Theatre.

Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/SH-ogcKdPTM

The artist has also announced a shift in his stage shows; introducing a band performance. “While I enjoy solo performances and will continue to do intimate acoustic shows, working with likeminded musicians – who believe in my music and who share my passion – brings something special to the table. It also allows for interesting variations and interpretations of how songs are performed.”

Born in Pietersburg (Polokwane), Faraway George was greatly influenced by Jazz as a young boy and started playing the guitar as a teenager. He signed up to study architecture but halted his studies to pursue a career in music. His debut EP, Vir ’n Vreemdeling, was released in 2016.

These days, he listens to a variety of genres, including modern folk, Afrikaans, alternative, Blues and Americana. He draws inspiration from stories. “Sometimes it’s my own story; other times it belongs to someone else. At times, I imagine stories and make them real,” he muses.

While he is a fairly recent entrant to the local music industry, he believes that he has already learned some valuable lessons. “When I first started out, I was trapped in my own little world and really struggled to convey my passion during performances. But I’ve learned to look at people when I perform, and to give them my music,” he says. “Also, respect everyone. Be nice. And be thorough.”

The young artist is currently compiling works for his upcoming album, which is set for release in March 2020.

The song is available on all digital platforms here:
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/4xb7bedLFgrIwGJYvk3JYu?si=PSJrF4HxQ6Cb0voawfjQ4g
Apple music: https://music.apple.com/za/album/sugar-cane-single/1485007180
Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/m/Bn7bxgzofsplteduqevp6bryhmi?t=Sugar_Cane

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Twitter: @farawaygeorge 
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YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4-5u-ateqvGpPZS-Xh5IHg