Two of South Africa’s most celebrated rock vocalists join forces on what is a much-needed release to kick off 2021 with. Jacques Moolman teams up with Arno Carstens on the Blues inspired, laidback new single “Wondrous Things” out now through Tic Tic Bang record label.
I wrote ‘Wondrous Thing’ as a nostalgic, heartfelt ode to the road and the harder days of touring with Shadowclub, missing home and sleeping in strange towns all over South Africa, but also as a love song. My girlfriend sat me down during a time when I was feeling rather worn out and despondent and she just held me and said ‘You don’t deserve any more pain’. I kind of thought she deserved to hear the same words and in essence that’s what I’m doing in the chorus. In the original version I basically took care of all the vocals but as soon as I returned from a collab weekend with Arno in Cape Town, I had this urgent feeling that his vocals would just work so well with the track” and Moolman made a brilliant move bringing Carstens in as their two voices just seamlessly blend together.
Mixed and produced by Barry Berk at The Bass Station in Parkhurst (Joburg), “Wondrous Thing” is the 3rd consecutive single released by Moolman with Berk in the producer seat. With the first 2 already receiving incredible praise, this one is sure to follow suite.
Barry has a wonderful, purist approach to music production and he has this brilliant ear that is really second to none. That’s what made the whole process working with him so unique!” shares Moolman about working with Berk.
Moolman’s new work offers up a break from reality and provides a kind of therapy for the mundanity of modern day life by pointing out the deeper facets of the human experience. This is a chance to reflect, experience and be present in the moment, something that’s sorely needed during these unstable times.