Johannesburg based heavy blues rocker Ross Harding releases the video for his new single “Resurrection” (which is taken from his upcoming EP Rest and Resurrection). The EP is set for release in January 2022 via Mongrel Records).
Displaying a rich and versatile vocal tone as a singer, and accomplishment as a guitarist, he is known for his fusion of blues and hard rock with strong elements of classic rock, 90’s alternative, grunge. The aptly named first single from his debut release as a solo artist, is about rebellion, change, and rebirth of oneself for the better.
Ross Harding comments on “Resurrection”
“I wrote the song in the middle of the pandemic, It reminded me of being in the womb, in the still blackness, waiting to be born anew. While it doesn’t hold religious connotation for me necessarily, there is also an element of spirituality at play here. I wanted to try to capture the essence of what I was feeling. That’s why we went for a rawer sound with Resurrection – I want the music to feel as honest as possible.”
“The Resurrection video serves as an introduction to my new music and direction – with a dark setting, high black contrasts, and that sort of aesthetic. It’s the intro to the new chapter as a musician that gives the audience a visual representation of some of the themes and motivations behind the song and EP.”
Watch the music video for “Resurrection” below:
I have to admit that this is one of the better Bluesy rock tunes that I’ve heard in 2021. I’m curious to find out what the rest of his EP will sound like.
You can download / stream “Resurrection” HERE.
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