Date: 21 June
Time: Doors open 7pm Performance 8pm
Venue: Tiger’s Milk Stellenbosch
Address: 98 Dorp St, Stellenbosch, 7600
Tiger’s Milk & Channeled Events presents Arno Carstens’ Lift my Spirit Tour
Arno has kicked off 2019 by heading back into the studio with Fred den Hartog and Dane Taylor, the same production team that he worked with on his 2016 multi award winning debut Afrikaans album, ‘Die Aandblom 13’.
This time they bring you his new single Lift My Spirit, an unexpected and exciting new sound and his first English release since 2014’s Lightning Prevails. The track is a punchy pop song and a giant leap out of his comfort zone, offering the listener a break from what they would traditionally expect from Arno. Introducing a catchy but random erratic-ness, kind of like three seasons in one day and something fans are definitely going to want to get a taste of.
“Arno is a genius, a musical scientist, making records with him is like making true art.”Comments producer Dane Taylor from Taylor Sound Works on working with Arno.
Lift My Spirit is the first single off Arno’s as yet untitled 6th solo English studio album, which will be presented digitally, in parts, over a series of months this year.
Arno explains the reason for releasing the new album this way, “The old way of recording albums has left the building. With that in mind, I’m liberating the process of making music, by mixing the old and the new together, to streamline things into what I hope will be a higher level of productiveness. I’m looking forward to a type of controlled chaos rolling out as the year progresses.” He goes on to add, “As far as the vibe of the new material, I’m going to throw caution to the wind with my first single. Expect anything and everything, or nothing. I’m just making music that I like and it’s not really going to follow any preconceived ideas. It’s kind of like the Wild West in music today, there are no rules. It’s anybody’s game and a lot of fun if you embrace the crazy.”
Watch the video which was directed by Michelle Pretorius from Thinking Owl Films.
Lift my Spirit is a brash musical attack on the dispirited state of world affairs. It’s part mirror, part solution and part call to fuck it all.
Available now on all digital platforms.
Arno’s performance will also include hits from his career as front man of cult rock band Springbok Nude Girls, many of the beloved & most celebrated songs from his career as an English solo artist & some popular cover tracks. Arno performs a bilingual set & includes tracks from his Afrikaans album “Die Aandblom 13”