“The People Sing is an upbeat folk anthem just in time for summer, rooted in distinct African melody that’s lifted by a classic sing-along chorus and traditional harmonies.” Tecla Ciolfi, founder of Texx and the City
Jackal and the Wind’s latest single, ‘The People Sing’, will be available for digital download from iTunes and Deezer from today onwards. The band will be hosting a listening session of their newly released single on the 20th of October at 19:00 at Digital Forest Studios in Constantia. Media and press influencers are invited to enjoy an exclusive introduction to the rest of their debut album in the form of a live studio performance. Listen to ‘The People Sing’ here.
About Jackal and the Wind
Jackal and the Wind is a four-piece indie/folk band from Stellenbosch, South Africa. Comprised of Christopher Kruger on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Cobus von Wielligh on bass, Peter Kruger on lead guitar and Johan Pretorius on drums, the band has been gaining steady acclaim since its inception in 2013. Their signature track, ‘The Ukulele Song’ put them on the map when it gained a cult following among the student demographic with 200 000+ impressions on SoundCloud and top honours on the Digital Forest Live Sessions in the same year.
The band’s whimsical name is reminiscent of the yearning of the jackal and the intangible emotion of a howling wind, and pays homage to their wish to whisk their listeners away to a world without boundaries by means of their emotive harmonies.
About ‘The People Sing’
‘The People Sing’ has already gained commercial acclaim on no less than twelve local radio stations with young and vibrant listener demographics. The track, which revolves around a person who finds themselves in a social situation that they want to escape, was recorded at Digital Forest Studios and mastered by non-other than Joe LaPorta, who is known for having mastered the likes of The Killers, Vampire Weekend and Imagine Dragons.
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