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Thursday, 14 August 2014
Zebra And Giraffe releases new single off forthcoming album
Zebra & Giraffe announce the release of ‘I’VE BEEN BAD’, the first single off their forthcoming album, “KNUCKLES”, backed by a new video and supported with extensive touring across South Africa that starts with a headline slot at “Oppikoppi Odyssey”. The eight-track album is a powerful reminder of why Zebra & Giraffe have twice been awarded the SAMA for ‘Best Rock Album’, and the MTV All Africa award for “Best Alternative Band”. ‘I’VE BEEN BAD’ was written and recorded by Zebra & Giraffe, dual produced by Grammy-winning engineer Darryl Torr and performance craft maven Shy, and mixed in Los Angeles by Mark Needham (The Killers, Imagine Dragons, Fleetwood Mac). The accompanying video for the new single was directed by Ross Garrett (who co-directed Die Antwoord's ‘Fok Julle Naaiers’) and shot by acclaimed D.O.P Rob Malpage (‘The Knife’, ‘End Of The Road’). It features members of the Hell’s Angels South Africa, a “Playboy” Playmate, a cameo by Bert Carlin and a select cast of Zebra & Giraffe fans & friend. `I've Been Bad' is one my favourite songs from this new collection” says Greg, lead singer, songwriter and guitarist of the band. “The lyrics covered new ground for me – it isn’t all the doom and gloom that was so prevalent on the last album. In this song, I really tried to offset the idea of a ‘dark, tainted past’ (which I sing about in the verses) with a massive uplifting chorus that sees me opening up to someone new; opening up to love. I really enjoy the contrast between the two themes in the song. We tried to push that idea visually too. Ross did an amazing job creating a dark and seedy world in the video, one the band seems desperate in, and desperate to escape from. The video breaks out so beautifully at the end, showing the idea of escape and freedom.”