Lucy Kruger’s debut music video hits the airwaves

Spare, stripped-down and honest, the music video for Lucy Kruger’s sweeping ballad ‘Heart of Stone’ is the perfect visual manifestation of this emerging artist’s sincere approach to her craft.

Lucy recently launched her debut album ‘Cut Those Strings’ (produced by Schalk Joubert and engineered by Dave Langemann) in Cape Town featuring a host of innovative artists including Inge Beckmann, Schalk Joubert, Kevin Gibson, Melissa Van Der Spuy and Albert Frost. 

But Lucy isn’t a novice when it comes to the music industry. She has been writing and performing her own material for six years and has in the past had the pleasure to open for international acts such as Linton Kwezi Johnson (LKJ) and Shawn Phillips. Further well-deserved accolades include achieving third place in the 2012 Barleycorn songwriting competition, as well as ranking among the top 12 entries for this year’s Bushmill Band Search. Lucy was also included in the line-up for the Rolling Stones weekend (14-15 September 2012), showcasing SA’s most promising young artists, and recently numbered among the emerging artists chosen for the Big Issue ‘Young blood, fresh talent’ survey.

Says Lucy about the track: “I wrote Heart of Stone just before I left Grahamstown to come to Cape Town. I spent four incredibly inspiring, strange, frustrating and fundamental years there. Leaving was necessary and very difficult, particularly because I was leaving someone behind. I had a sense that leaving would actually be the best thing I could do for them at that point and that was a very tough thing to acknowledge. We never like to believe we are bad for the people we love.”

The music video was directed and filmed by Barry De Villiers from Roundabout Films and was purposely kept as stark and simple as possible, because in the end the trick is to allow a strong track like this to speak for itself.

Lucy Kruger on set at Heart of Stone music video

See the music video here.

For those of you living in Johannesburg, Lucy Kruger is launching her debut album at Tanz Café tonight (Thursday 8 November) – for more details click here.

Read SA Music Scene’s album review here!

Where to buy ‘Cut Those Strings’:
Online shipping: independentmusic.co.za/lucykruger
Digitally: www.lucykruger.bandcamp.com
The album is also available at Mabu Vinyl on Kloof; The African Music Store on Long Street and Classix on Cd in Stellenbosch.

 

Social media links:

Website: lucykruger.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/LucyKrugerOfficial

Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/lucy_kruger

Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/lucykruger

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