Who is Evert Snyman? Well, it’s a fact that one rarely encounters that unique sound that draws you in and alerts your senses…that rare quality in a musician that forces you to listen more closely and pay attention. This South African musician and producer is exactly that – a talented songwriter and performer who has enthralled many an audience with his galvanic melodies, poetic, yet straightforward lyrics and hypnotic rhythms.
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Based in Johannesburg, Evert has launched and collaborated on various projects, cementing himself as a versatile multi-instrumentalist, the most notorious of these being alternative rock bands, Pink Noise and Pollinator.
Recording and producing all his own music at his studio in Auckland Park, he quickly become renowned on the local scene as the go to rock producer, working with bands like Caution Boy, Mad God and Ruff Majik, whose ranks he recently joined as a full time member.
What sets Evert apart from other musicians is the raw honesty of his music. He is a fearless and unabated songwriter and lyricist, speaking to emotions we often keep hidden – even from ourselves.
Evert’s powerful vocals range from angst-ridden screams to crystal clear melodies that cut through intense rock guitars, drums, and keys. Today sees the release of “Operation Human Shield”, the first single from his forthcoming second solo album Hot Mess, set for release on 22 January 2021 via Mongrel Records.
Evert Snyman comments on “Operation Human Shield”
“Initially I just wanted to make a song in 6/8 timing with Jazzy drumbeat and piano. I don’t know what some my songs are about until long after I’ve written them, but I think it’s safe to say the lockdown had a fair bit of influence on this one.”
Check out the performance video for “Operation Human Shield” below
This tune is definitely proof that rock ‘n roll is not dead in South Africa. I’m curious to find out what Evert is going to throw our way in the coming few months. I definitely will crank up his album when it’s out in January 2021.
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