Hello South Africa. It's good to be back home. After two years away, I'm glad to have Red Robyn welcome me back with her track "Got Me" featuring The World of Birds.
There's something about the South African indie music scene that really captures the defining quality of the country: its overwhelming friendliness. You can spot it from the airport and outward - it's right there - in the smiles and the friendly greetings. With artists like Al Bairre(of which The World of Bird's Nicholas Preen is a part), Diamond Thug, Shortstraw, Alice Phoebe LouandGourmet, to name a few - you get a taste of that friendliness, of that feel-good energy.
What they all have in common is that they make the listener want to get in the car, press play, turn up the volume, and explore....or maybe that's just the side-effects of an overly stringent lock down. Either way, it feels good to be home listening to some feel-good music.