Gazelle (actual title Xander Ferreira) returned to South Africa at the starting of February 2020, after years of dwelling and studying and performing in New York, with the sole intention of creating an album that now goes by the working title of From Limpopo with Love.
He may by no means have predicted that at the starting of March 2020 the world would shut down and he’d be caught in South Africa for a 12 months. I imply, there are worse locations to be caught, and there was a interval the place New York descended into Covid chaos however I digress.
Choosing to dig deep into his roots throughout this time and to my delight, Gazelle began creating with new inspirations to spark the return of Gazelle. His comeback collaboration featuring Bouwer Bosch and Freddy L called “Liefde Love Uthando” championed euphoric melodies and was a highly effective mix of English, Afrikaans and Zulu lyricism, exploring what it means to share in tradition and in love.
Similarly, the first single from Gazelle’s upcoming album, titled “Goeiemore Suid Afrika” and that includes Afrikaans pop band, Die Heuwels Fantasties, is a reflection on the opposites that make up our beautiful and ample country.
It captures the pleasure and disappointment of the folks and locations that make up a magnificent country with immense potential, in a time-piece that has unintentionally change into Gazelle’s calling card. Alongside Ebrahim Hajee, Gazelle has weaved collectively a music video that is a cultural quilt of kinds that shares framed views that any South African can determine with regardless of their background.