The darkness and the heaviness is a combination of working with Bottrill, Album) being true to my roots and influences. To me it was obvious that this record was going to be more rock than pop — in fact, I want to get heavier, and more alternative, and more experimental.
I think artists have to keep themselves guessing and progress — even if that progress is Album). I battled with playing live at first.
I was a bedroom artist who was thrust into the limelight quickly. I think it might be the biggest budget for a local album ever. But I think of it as an investment with bold ambitions. Jesse Clegg. Is it not a dream sound? Alternative South African rock artist Jesse Clegg, whose debut album When I Wake Up, and his follow-up Life on Mars have made him a platinum-selling success in his home country. It began with a lighter version of the chorus, then a drop; plus the song started completely differently.
If I had to draw a sketch of the song it would probably be a line chart. The music has movement as if you are on a roller-coaster. Sounds like a relationship, right? Too much pressure. He sounds more confident and comfortable than in his older songs. Founder Patrick Craig created Studio 7 out of impromptu jam sessions with friends that grew ever more popular. The perfect place then, to enjoy an original acoustic set with Jesse Clegg and his new guitarist Richard Onraet of folk band Black Handed Kites, a young man who we last saw playing alongside local guitar icon Tony Cox and the internationally renowned guitarist Andrea Valeri.
Jesse Clegg needs no introduction to South African music lovers. His debut album, When I Wake Up, and the follow up, Life On Mars, have both made the year-old a platinum-selling success in his home country. He has been nominated for three South African Music Awards over the course of his career.
InJesse spent the first half of the year recording in Toronto and playing several well-received shows Album) New York. However, we heard it here first. Something about being in such close proximity to their audience, the challenge of stripped down sound and no theatrics is daunting. Not for Jesse Clegg however. So, the beauty of playing here is that they strip back to the bare bones, Album), and play the songs the way they wrote them.
There is a focus on the craft. But a musician must be extrovert and entertaining when performing on a stage — a strange paradigm shift. From my bedroom crying and emotionally wrought, to on a stage performing. Although it was only the third time that they had played together, Onraet and Clegg sounded amazing. Their vibe, their skillful guitar playing and their soulful voices blended seamlessly.
Both humble, down to earth musicians, their sincere love of music shines through. No gimmicks, no attitudes, simply heartfelt music.
Following the release of his latest single Breathing, Jesse Clegg promises to blow fans with the release of his new album Things Unseen which came to light on the 1st of June! Well we definitely did not see that one coming… Breathing featuring Shekhinah recently debuted across all radio stations and the response thus far is astounding. He experimented with different sounds both local and international.
The album is full of song with hidden messages covering topics of love, loss and friendship. The album also portrays how multitalented Clegg is with applying various elements of music to create the perfect song.
This album promises to be something for the senses — Best you visit your nearest CD-store or Itunes downloader today! After the widespread acclaim of his first album, Jesse worked with 3-time Grammy-winning Canadian producer David Bottrill Muse, Tool, Placebo on his second album.
Recorded in Toronto and mastered by the legendary Bob Ludwig, the album was a successful follow up to his debut release and spawned 2 top 10 singles in SA. InJesse brought his music to the international stage. He embarked on a seven week tour across the United States and Canada, which comprised of 32 shows in 31 cities.
It remained in the iTunes Top 40 for 3 months. The 2nd single, Souvenirwas released in December, and the album was launched in June at a sold out event in Johannesburg. It has met wide-spread acclaim and high rotation playlisting on National stations. Jesse has just returned from his 2nd North American tour, where he played 36 shows across America and Canada. Descending from a musical family, Jesse spent the first six years of his life on tour with his father, iconic South African singer Johnny Clegg.
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Add to Wishlist. After the widespread acclaim of his first album, Jesse's music caught the attention of 3-time Grammy-winning Canadian producer David Bottrill Muse, Tool, Placebo. Jesse subsequently moved to Toronto for 4 months to work with Bottrill who produced his second album.
Another notable contributor was Grammy-winning engineer Bob Ludwig who mastered the album in New York. InJesse brought his music to the International stage. He embarked on a seven-week tour across the United States and Canada, which comprised of 32 shows in 31 cities.
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