Releasing brand new music on the first day of a 21-day national lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, Arno reaches out to his fans with the following message:
“As we find ourselves in a state of surreal melancholy, we need to remember the positive and focus on the small victories which might uplift us in our time of need. Although these songs were written long before the outbreak of CoVid-19, I still hope that they will find you in the best of spirits. I am hopeful that in a small way my music offerings can bring some kind of relief and escape from these uncharted circumstances that we find ourselves in.”
“Midnight Screams” and “Erupt” are two singles that will form part of a 10-part collage of music that Arno will continue to release over the course of 2020. The previous releases of 2019, which include the tracks Lift my Spirit, Empire of the Night (a finalist in the globally acclaimed 2019 International Songwriting Competition, out of the USA), Don’t Let it Be and Out of the Blue, will be included in this eclectic collage of music.
Although not a studio album in the traditional sense, Arno’s intention is to present a complete body of work before the end of the year, with the understanding that sometimes “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts”. The bigger picture connects Arno’s love of energized alt pop production on one side of the spectrum, with his ability to craft anthemic acoustic driven ballads on the other.
Arno streamed a special live concert on Saturday 21 March via YouTube and the response from fans and the industry was overwhelming. Those who missed it, can still support local and grab a ticket on Webtickets here https://www.webtickets.co.za/v2/Event.aspx?itemid=1501794393
Arno will also be streaming to fans from his Facebook page periodically, to provide entertainment while we’re all stuck at home. You can follow Arno’s page here for updates on when to tune in https://www.facebook.com/arnocarstensmusic/
The singles are both available for streaming and download everywhere.