You know that uncontrollable feeling you get when you come across a really fantastic and fulfilling song? That painful and pleasurable mix of happiness and nostalgia that makes your heart skip a beat, your stomach feel a bit hollow and your eyes tear up just so… oh, you don’t? Well, this is awkward.
Anyway, moving swiftly along then…
I was lucky enough to get that feeling again today in a way that I haven’t gotten it since hearing Home by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros through the wooziness of sleep on some random Eastern Cape road more than a year ago. And, let me tell you, I’m still basking in the gorgeous glow!
So, let’s just get right down to the juicy details, shall we not?
The song is called Up and the band behind it is the curiously named duo, Black Handed Kites and I came across it via a tweet by Bouwer Bosch from Straatligkinders and Dans Dans Lisa fame, in which he openly admits to being “jealous of their sound.”
As far as I can tell, the band is still quite new on the SA music scene, but if this song is anything to go by, they’re going to skyrocket to folky fame pretty soon.
Here, check it out. Tell me what you think!