New Album for 2018 Ghoema King!
The new and long-awaited Jo Black album, Voel jy die Genade, is now available on all digital platforms as well as in all good music stores!
Jo goes with more than 8-million views on YouTube, a total of seven Ghoema Awards in 2018, and since his debut with Skepe in 2016, Jo Black has made an incredible mark on the South African music industry. Which is why the title of his new and very long-awaited album, Voel jy die Genade, is fitting.
The album’s launch follows hot on the heels of the first single, also titled Voel Jy Die Genade, which was recently released by much acclaim. The music video already has more than 250 000 hits on YouTube and reached the number one spot on iTunes SA as well as several radio stations in just three days.
The album offers Jo’s unique blend of faith, hope and love, and not only reflects his career to date, but also how much there is to be grateful for. It contains a variety of tracks, including his heartfelt rendition of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah.
If the response to his very first single, Skepe, as well as his latest success is anything to go by, that leap has certainly paid off. Written by Jo, in collaboration with his long-time songwriting partner Johan Vorster, Christoph “Appel” Kotze and Roan Ash, Voel Jy Die Genade is true to the Jo Black brand – it is an Afrikaans rock song with deep lyrics and an even deeper meaning.
While Jo is quick to list those who inspire him – Robbie Wessels, Roan Ash, Riana Nel, Karen Zoid and Ross Learmonth, among others – he is a bit more secretive about which South African artist he’d like to share the stage with.
The artist, who describes his voice and style as ‘unique’, underwent a serious neck operation in September last year. While several shows had to be cancelled due to the procedure, he has made a full recovery – Voel jy die Genade is proof that he is ready for the next chapter of the incredible path that he is on. Voel jy die Genade is another uplifting, meaningful album from the local superstar who continues to spread his message of hope and faith.
Proudly associated with Inhoud Huis Musiek, Jo Black’s new album is now available on all digital platforms and in all good music stores nationwide.
Tracks on Jo’s Album:
Voel Jy die Genade
Jy’t My Gewys
Huis Op die Heuwel
Hand Op Jou Bors
Ek Sal Sing