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Stanley June: Maps & Minutes

Sophomore full-length album titled ‘Maps & Minutes’, is officially available online.

Stanley June is excited to release fourteen brand-new tracks, including two bonus acoustic tracks. The album title refers to making the most of your time by experiencing different parts of the world and being exposed to its people and cultures.

I’m genuinely proud of this album. It has been quite a big growing experience for me; not only as a musician, but also as a producer and a songwriter. I think the album really encapsulates exactly who I am at this point in time. The album is extremely dynamic; there are heavy songs, slow songs and upbeat songs – truly a little bit of everything. I can’t wait to take it on the road and hear people’s thoughts. – Stanley June about the album ‘Maps & Minutes’.

This release follows Stanley June’s debut album, ‘Imitating Art’, in 2013, which delivered numerous radio singles and favourable responses from critics and music lovers. Once again, he is responsible for all the lyrics and compositions on his second album. Apart from two tracks recorded and produced by the renowned Jake Odendaal at Maven Productions, Stanley June recorded and produced the rest of the tracks at his own studio, MusicSwan Studios in Johannesburg. Musicians he collaborated with on the album include Andy Maritz, drummer for amongst others Dan Patlansky and Stuart Reece, Paul Loots session guitarist for Snotkop and Chris Chameleon and Corné Crous lead vocalist of Paper Plane City.

Stanley June has already released two singles and music videos off ‘Maps & Minutes’, namely ‘Define Love’ and ‘Never Let Me Go’. These singles enjoyed listings on numerous radio stations, including SAFM, MixFM, MFM, Zone Radio, Groot FM and RSG, and music video plays on SABC and M-Net. The third single to be released off the album and currently on its way to radio and TV, is entitled ‘Holding On’.

Says Stanley June: “Holding On’ is about how our words and actions affect those around us, often even without our knowledge. It’s important to always be kinder than necessary, because everyone is going through some sort of struggle that you don’t know anything about. I tried to illustrate that in the video to show how our actions have an influence on the atmosphere around us. I wanted to show this by adding smoke and floating particles in the room that reacts to the dynamics of the music.

Maps & Minutes are now available on most online platforms. Here is a taste of the single to come:

Photos by Schutte
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