(The cover of “Run”)
Platinum-selling artist Matthew Mole will treat Durbanites to a laid-back Sunday afternoon show at The Barnyard Theatre at Gateway, when he launches his new album, Run on October 2.
July 2016 saw the release of Mole’s highly anticipated second album, entitled Run. It came after the release of the title track on July 1. The music video hit the #1 spot on Apple Music and Apple Connect, while the single steadily held down the #1 position on the iTunes ZA Pop Chart, and #2 on the iTunes ZA All Genre Chart upon release. The album debuted at #1 on the iTunes Chart on release day.
Run was written from early 2014 until late 2015. It took almost two years to write all the songs and the album was produced by Mole, with the help of Brad and Josh Klynsmith (of Gangs of Ballet) as co-producers. He drew inspiration for the new album from things he has learnt from his family, loved ones and life experiences over the last three years.
Signature Matthew Mole elements like his vocals, acoustic guitar and thematic songs are all present on the new album. For Run he wanted to write the kind of music he would enjoy listening to and experiment with elements from the kind of music he likes.
Raised in Fish Hoek, Cape Town, Mole was given his first guitar at the age of 11 and his dad, himself a bit of a guitar-fundi, taught him to play. His singing and song-writing was only introduced at the age of 17 and he has since learnt to play the ukulele, banjo, piano, organ, drums and many other instruments.
After embarking on a college course in music production, Mole formed an electro-pop duo with his best friend and experimented with interesting and unexpected acoustic and electronic mixes. In 2010, he began to perform solo shows with his guitar, kick drum, synths and electronics.
Since launching his debut album in 2013, Mole has enjoyed huge success with his songs Autumn; Take Yours, I’ll Take Mine; You And Your Crown; and Same Parts, Same Heart. Now touring to promote his new album he has been touring South Africa extensively and travelling internationally.
The theatre will open at 12h30 on October 2 and the show will start at 14h00. Tickets R165 pp and seating will be as for normal shows, with no standing room. For bookings and enquiries, phone The Barnyard Theatre on 031 566 3045 or visit www.barnyard.durban
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