With restrictions easing, South-Africa’s Jesse Clegg is back on the road. The platinum-selling singer-songwriter will tour the Eastern and Western Cape over the coming weeks. Jesse’s newly released ‘Speed of Light’ track shot up the charts across the country with its upbeat pop-inspired mix.
Jesse wrote and produced ‘Speed of Light’ with US singer and songwriter Nick Furlong (Avicci, 5 Seconds of Summer, Kygo, Steve Aoki) and Nick Petricca (lead singer of Walk the Moon); the track was mixed by Tim Pagnotta (Grammy-winning producer for Blink 182, Neon Trees and Walk the Moon).
A positive approach for 2021 for Jesse Clegg
It’s hardly surprising the song has topped the charts with its subject matter. Jesse explains, “This song is about dealing with disappointment and regret and then rediscovering your passion and sense of connection; this tour symbolises exactly that – a culmination of what this year has represented and taking a positive approach moving into the new year.”
The new single is available on leading streaming and download platforms.
Like father like son…
‘Speed of Light’ follows on the back of Jesse’s previous chart-topping hit, ‘Let It Burn’. To date, Jesse has released over seven top 10 singles.
The singer-songwriter is no stranger to life on the road. Son of South Africa’s Johnny Clegg, Jesse spent the first six years of his life on tour with his father.
Jesse is also an official ambassador for the Nelson Mandela 46664 Foundation and played at Radio City Music Hall in New York for the annual Mandela Day Concert. He has been nominated for three South African Music Awards.
Speed of Light: December/January 2020/2021 Tour
17 December – Morgan Bay Hotel, Morgan Bay
18 December – Emerald Vale Brewery, Chintsa
19 December – Pig & Whistle, Bathurst
20 December – Fancourt, George
22 December – Wildekrans Wine Estate, Hermanus
23 December – Café Roux, Noordhoek
27 December – Die Boer, Durbanville
29 December – Strandkombuis, Yzerfontein
2 January – ReedValley, Mossel Bay
3 January – Blend Country Restaurant, Knysna
4 January – Cape St. Francis Resort, St. Francis Bay
5 January – The Music Kitchen, Port Elizabeth
6 January – The Goatshed, Kenton-on-Sea
More show details on www.jesseclegg.com.