Bittereinder releases Zero Illusions
“This is a small taster of what can be expected of the full album and is for anyone who has thought about the connections between fame, work, prestige, happiness, self-worth and rap music.” – Jaco van der Merwe.
Bittereinder has been working on their 5th studio album since 2016, with many tracks on various levels of production. They’ve decided to launch a new single from the album last week, called Zero Illusions. They feel it is in a good space for release and it is interesting how relevant the concept is for our current situation in 2020 – this is the time for zero illusions.
A righteous jam with a singalong chorus and two solid conscious rap verses, Zero Illusions features a self-reflective and honest exploration of the role of the artist in the world. In this case, it’s Bittereinder (specifically Jaco) looking back on a decade of bittereinderness.
For the making of the track, they employed a whole host of guest musicians, which is quite unique to their process. Five backing vocalists, a bassist and a guitarist all added beautifully to the flavours of this jam.
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Their 5th studio album is set for release later in 2020.