Few artists can boast the level of success that KONGOS have found in the last few years. They’ve come a long way since their first tour of South Africa in late 2011 / early 2012.
From their certified double multi-platinum single, “Come With Me Now,” to their multiple Alternative hits and nearly 1.5 million monthly Spotify streams, KONGOS has had an incredible career thus far.
Today marks the release of their latest album, 1929: Part 1. It’s an impressive full-length album that is packed with the same kind of catchy lyrics, complex melodies and top-notch musicianship that listeners would expect from one of the fastest growing alternative rock bands in the world.
Although some fans describe KONGOS’ sound as a combination of Tame Impala and Kings of Leon, most people will agree that their musical counterparts are hard to pinpoint.
Their unique approach to songwriting and instrumentation contribute to the creation of a sound that’s entirely their own. Their newest album showcases this phenomenon in an incredibly tangible way.
1929: Part 1 is the result of a major creative undertaking. As the title somewhat implies, it will be the first of three albums to be released by the band in 2019.
Info about songs on the album
From this venture, songs like “Pay For The Weekend” immerge, a track that encompasses the album’s themes fully. “It’s about the up and the down and how they can’t exist without each other,” explains Jesse Kongos. “There’s nothing like coming down from a big weekend to remind you that maybe today or maybe some time down the line, the effect of every cause will eventually play out and start the cycle all over again.”
Other songs like “Something New,” “I Am Not Me” and “Keep Your Head” showcase the band’s energy. These songs should become fan favorites. 1929: Part 1 is the follow up to their previous albums, Egomaniac (2016), Lunatic (2012), and Kongos (2007).
More info about KONGOS
Made up of four brothers, KONGOS is the result of a lifetime of musical passion. From learning several instruments at a young age, to accepting multi-platinum certification for an original song, it’s been an exciting musical journey for this foursome.
Their music has been featured in commercial campaigns for HBO, CNN, American Idol, the MTV Movie Awards and others. They’ve also appeared on The Late Night With Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, The Today Show and have received acclaim from Rolling Stone, USA Today and others.
KONGOS are currently touring the United States and Canada in support of the record. 1929: Part 1 is now available to stream / download on Spotify (and other platforms).
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