One of South Africa’s most exciting global breakthroughs, Jeremy Loops, is back with blissful new single ‘Waves’. Co-written with Jake Gosling (James Bay, Lady Gaga, Shawn Mendes) and produced by Will Hicks (Ed Sheeran, Lilly Allen, Bastille), is the first from his hugely anticipated, to-be-announced 2018 album.
Featuring Loops’ signature guitar licks, vocal turns and ear for melody over world class contemporary production, Loops’ ode to summer is a truly exciting return, and introduces themes of the record alongside a new music video directed by filmmaker Ben Brown.
“I’ve always looked to water for restoration,” says Jeremy. “Pretty much throughout my life, when I can’t make sense of things or it feels like the sky is falling, a long surf is all I need to clear my head and try figure out next steps. And that’s the big theme on Waves and the collection of songs on this album because I’ve felt like I’ve made this album in an atmosphere of sheer global despair.”
Jeremy Loops arrived on South Africa’s music scene debuting at No. 1 on iTunes in 2014 with his debut album, Trading Change, topping radio charts, and quickly developed a huge following in his homeland. The album would go gold in South Africa, be crowned Album of the Year by iTunes SA, and win multiple awards including MTV Africa’s Best Alternative Album 2015.
An environmentalist and avid traveler, Loops’ natural urge to explore unknown physical spaces extended to his music too, and soon he set sights on Europe and North America.
A cult live following replicating that in South Africa quickly emerged in Britain, Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland, with Trading Change charting in each nation. A support tour opening for Twenty One Pilots on their Blurry Face Tour came in quick succession, as did a sold out 30,000 ticket European headline tour of his own.
After relentlessly touring through 2016, Loops entered the studio with Jake Gosling and later that year with Will Hicks to record his follow up album.
‘Waves’ is a taster of things to come; one of the most exciting, self-made success stories of the last few years on a path of global domination.
Source – Kartel Music Group