Gazelle collaborates with Die Heuwels Fantasties on new single
For the past ten years, Gazelle has been living and learning in New York City, in what may have seemed like a self-proclaimed exile while slowly disappearing from the South African airways.
After making his mark on local culture with hits such as ‘Hosh Tokolosh’ and ‘Die Verlore Seun’, he chose to explore the world and return with the riches it had offered.
He has always been deeply connected to his motherland and has been ever busy creating new chapters and renditions of his art through his self-titled act under Xander Ferreira. He reached great heights in his new home after performing as Gazelle on American TV Shows such as Glen O’brien’s legendary TV Party and headlining at the historic Bowery Ballroom.
Returning to South Africa
In February of 2020, Gazelle travelled back to South Africa to record a Gazelle comeback album with the working title of ‘From Limpopo with Love’. Then, he got stranded for a year.
During this time, he dug deep into his roots and started creating with new inspirations to bring about the return of Gazelle. A recent comeback collaboration with Bouwer Bosch and Freddy L with ‘Liefde Love Uthando’ has brought his voice back to the radio. Another single with Columbian producer Sinego was recently released and received more than a million plays in the first weeks on Spotify.
‘Goeiemore Suid Afrika’
The first single from his upcoming album is titled ‘Goeiemore Suid Afrika’. For this new offering, he teamed up with Die Heuwels Fantasties. The song is reminiscent of an 80s television show’s theme hit song that brings together a sound of nostalgia and lyrics that captures the meaning of the word ‘irony’ in Afrikaans; “‘n lag met ‘n traan” which means, laughter with a tear.
It is a reflection on the opposites that make up a beautiful and abundant country with immense potential.
Images: MJ Du Preez