Cape Town, South Africa-based Alt-Rock group Southern Wild has shared a brand new video for their new single – “Time On Your Hands”. The emotive, bluesy ballad is a gut-wrenching exercise in restraint and release dynamics. The track features Rami Jaffee from the Foo Fighters on organ/keys on this Rock/R&B/Soul mashup style ballad. It’s definitely something different for your ears that demands repeat listens and your praise. Watch the clip here.
“Our sound is inspired by the likes of Gary Clark Jr., Alabama Shakes, Daniel Caesar and Jeff Buckley.” Comments the band.
“Lyrically, the song is about that sinking feeling you get when you see someone you love working tirelessly in a job that’s going nowhere. I think a lot of people spend their lives counting pennies, settling for something they don’t particularly enjoy. It’s about watching a person dear to you gradually lose hope over time, believing more and more each day that there’s no way out. I then go on to sing about using that sorrow, that sinking feeling, to gain from today, to find another way.” – Vocalist/Guitarist Dave van Vuuren
Dave adds, “Having Rami perform Hammond on our track is still unbelievable to me. When Theo first told us that he could make it happen, we were utterly blown away, and now that he’s actually on the track, it’s just this beautiful thing that we’re so grateful for. He adds to it perfectly.”
The band has enthralled main stage audiences at Up The Creek, Rocking the Daisies, Smoking Dragon & Oppikoppi since its formation in 2015. Opening gigs for Incubus & The Cure on their South African tours stand out as career highlights for them, but every time these guys take to the stage, it looks like the most important night of their lives. Whether it’s a big festival night or an intimate acoustic session, the feeling transmitted to the audience is always the same.
Time on Your Hands is available now on all digital platforms