Local electronic act Goodluck are busy putting the final touches on their upcoming studio album ‘Up Close’. The project sees the group strip down some of their biggest tracks to showcase their diversity and give fans something a little unexpected. The project’s lead single ‘Back In The Day We Used To Run’ received a phenomenal response and now, as the album’s release date draws nearer, the group have picked an acoustic version of their smash hit ‘Saved By The Summer’ as the second single.
Retitled as ‘Waiting For Summer’, the song has all the beach feels reminiscent of sunsets with friends around a fire as the sun goes down. The group says they were inspired by Jack Johnson’s sound to create something unique and completely different from anything they’ve released before.
‘Up Close’ is set to drop on digital music platforms on 2 April 2021 and will feature eight reimagined tracks.
The idea for the album came months into recording what would have been the group’s fourth studio album. However, when Covid-19 hit, the group were forced to put their big plans and international tours on hold. So, they decided to try something different and ‘Up Close’ was born.
They handpicked some incredible session musicians from Cape Town and began to work out ways to reimagine some of their biggest hits in a more relaxed, acoustic form – something completely different for the band, and their fans. Jules’ smoky voice set against these intimate, folk-inspired acoustics are exactly what the world needs right now.
“Making this record was a true test of my vocal abilities!” says the group’s lead singer Jules Harding. “When your voice is exposed like that there is nowhere to hide. I really enjoyed pushing my limiting beliefs and being vulnerable to go a little deeper with this album… I think you will find that the music is some of the best music we have ever produced!”
Producer Ben Peters adds that “I was really pushed outside of my comfort zone with this album, but working with these incredible musicians (who we really do need to be supporting over this time), made my job a thousand times easier.”
Listen to Goodluck’s ‘Waiting For Summer’ below and read more music news here.