Slow Jack set to release brand new single with rooftop gig

2016-08-31 05:00

Cape Town - Cape Town based five piece, Slow Jack, is set to release their second single, From a Gun, this week.

And they’re doing it in style! The release will be done with a gig on the rooftop of the Media24 Centre on Thursday 1 September - with a magnificent panoramic view overlooking the city of Cape Town with complimentary drinks by Mount Gay.

Slow Jack has made a solid impression on the SA music scene in the short time that they have been performing. From wowing crowds since their debut appearance at this year’s Up the Creek music festival in Swellendam, Slow Jack has enjoyed constant national radio play with their much talked about debut radio hit, Love to Dream, which currently features on the 5fm SA Top 30 Charts. 

Drawing their inspiration from the city’s surrounds their music and lyrics speak of abundance, hardship and everyday life that affect us all. From a Gun was actually the first song written for the Slow Jack five piece, the second being Love to Dream. Asked why they decided to release this song now, they comment that the overwhelming reaction they received to the song at Up the Creek made it an easy decision. The members of Slow Jack are Hannes Muller (vocals and guitar), Jayme van Tonder (vocals and violin), Jeandre Schultz (lead guitar and vocals), Andre Skywalker (bass) and Adrian Fowler (percussion). 

They are busy behind the scenes with the recording of another four songs and international interest in their music, especially from Australia, is growing.

On the composition of From a Gun Muller comments: "The song plays around the continuous struggle for good times in love. It speaks about the many trials in a relationship and how destructive forces affect it in certain ways."

The song was inspired by lost dreams and opportunities and how the Cape gang culture permeates the lives of so many families, from wives, lovers, children to the gang members themselves. 

Van Tonder adds: "Love is both happiness and sorrow, but the flavour and journey should always stay inviting. In relationships and love, women suffer the most. Ultimately this song is for them."

Slow Jack’s second single From a Gun is now available for free download until 20 September from their website.

Event details:
1 September, Cape Town
Venue: Media24 Centre, 26th Floor, 40 Heerengracht 
Doors Open: 18:00
Tickets: R100 (Buy your ticket here)

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