Local electronic group GOODLUCK keep bringing the hits. After teaming up with DJ Ganyani for the second time earlier this year with the smash hit ‘Waiting For You’, the group is back with another brand new single titled ‘Dear Future Me’.
The song is an exciting collaboration with Netherlands-based musician Jonas Kroeper who teamed up with the South African band for a short writing session in 2018. A GOODLUCK track often leaves fans with something to chew on and on this track, the group explore just how disconnected we have become from one another and just how little time we give to being present with each other and perhaps most importantly, ourselves.
“These lyrics are very personal to me, my priorities were very messed up for a while as I struggled to balance my career and my personal life. I know this is a modern-day human problem that we all struggle with. So I wrote a letter to myself, as if I was 11 years old. I remembered a time before all the pressure and the deadlines… and I wanted to remind myself not to lose that part of me.” says Juliet Harding.
The group is known to inject African flavours into their music and the track is filled with the spirit of the continent. From a pulsating bassline to African vocal chops and Juliet Harding’s smooth vocal performance, ‘Dear Future Me’ is another example of how game-changing the group is in the local dance music space.
“It’s never difficult drawing on our African culture for inspiration when we are making music,” says producer Ben Peters, “these sounds and styles have been a part of our lives since we were little and we love introducing them to new audiences. It makes us so proud of where we come from and where we are going as a country.”
The track is accompanied by a music video which was directed by the group’s Ben Peters and Matt O’Connell alongside Sam Rammahy and is a nostalgic piece celebrating the ‘good old days’.
Watch the music video here: