Johannesburg 10 November 2017 marks the release of Johnny Clegg’s brand new single, “King Of Time” off of his upcoming album with the same name. Johnny Clegg is one of South Africa’s most celebrated sons. He is a singer, a songwriter, a dancer, anthropologist and a musical activist whose infectious crossover music has broken all the barriers in his own country and the rest of the world.
The seven-track album comprises of brand new original music from Johnny Clegg, which took around five months to record at B# Studios in Johannesburg with renowned producers Denholm Harding and John Paul De Stefani. The sound of the album has a strong hybrid pop feel to it but comprises fully of Johnny Clegg sensibilities.
Johnny Clegg was diagnosed with cancer in 2015 and underwent chemotherapy treatment. Throughout the treatment he continued to tour locally and internationally undertaking a nine-week tour of USA and CANADA in 2016. As he is in remission, Johnny has decided to use this opportunity to release a brand-new album, perform a final set of concerts worldwide and release an autobiography.
Johnny Clegg has an unparalleled repertoire of songs which began with the release of Juluka’s Universal Men in 1979 and continued through the Savuka years, with his full body of work all falling under one label. The brand-new album “King Of Time” includes song’s performed on The Final Journey Tour such as, “Color of My Skin,” which has backing vocal support by Angelique Kidjo and “I’ve Been Looking” performed and co-written by son, Jesse Clegg.
“This album was a chance for me to mix new music genres and add an African flavour to it,” says Johnny Clegg.
King Of Time album is available for preorder from today!
King Of Time Track Listing:
- King Of Time
- I’ve Been Looking (ft. Jesse Clegg)
- Colour Of My Skin
- Wishing Well
- Sail Away
- Ocean Earth
Preorder / Stream King Of Time here: https://johnnyclegg.lnk.to/KOT