Die Heuwels Fantasties (Pierre Greeff, Hunter Kennedy, Fred den Hartog and Sheldon Yoko) is back with a brand new album! All four of their previous releases have received gold status within a short period of time and everything is OKAY!
OKAY! is also the title of their new album, which will officially be released on 5 May 2017 during an epic concert at Weiveld in Pretoria. Tickets, which include a copy of the new album, are available from https://itickets.co.za/events/380067
Fans who are not able to attend the show, but want the album, can pre-order it online at www.suprashop.co.za.
The new album will include original songs written by the group, as well as some collaborations with other singers like Valiant Swart, JR and Hanu de Jongh. Listeners can also expect to hear contributions by renowned musicians like Janine Neethling (piano), Adriaan Brand (trumpet), Hiram Koopman (saxophone) and Jannie, from the Gereformeerde Blues Band (tuba and trombone). They found inspiration for the album in Vleesbaai on the Garden Route and it was, once again, recorded in the green valleys of Stellenbosch at Jurgen von Wechmar’s Sunset Studios. “We surrounded ourselves with the friends and places we love.”
“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,” Pierre says. Koeëlbaai (with JR) and Gebruik My are some of their favourite tracks on the new album, and they believe that fans will also be able to relate.
The first single from their upcoming album, LED Liefde, was released at the end of 2016 and followed in the footsteps of their previous successes. The song’s universal theme in this digital era, exceptional sound and meaningful lyrics quickly resonated with fans. It not only 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, Radio Helderberg, etc.), but the lyric video was also a first for the group.
It is obvious that their new album is more than just OKAY!