Cape Town based singer-songwriter Jacob Swann has shared the video for his latest single “Two Blue Eyes”. The track which has is taken from his new EP Brother has been gaining widespread attention and airplay since its release.
Deeply influenced by the rich musical history and aesthetic of the Southern United States, artists like John Mayer, CCR, Marcus King and Ray LaMontagne have formed the musical base from which all live performances and songs have grown.
Jacob Swann explains “Two Blue Eyes”
“Two Blue Eyes, is about knowing that someone is better than their circumstances might show. Behind the facade on the outside, there is something special on the inside.”
“The video was shot during level 4 lockdown, when there wasn’t much going on for most people and contact was extremely limited. Therefore, shooting a video with one videographer and one person in the video creates a strong contrast to the current standard of having a full cast of actors pretending to enjoy the latest hit. It’s back to the essential, stripped back, beauty of simplicity for most of us.”
More info about Jacob Swann
For the past five years, Jacob Swann has been playing in and around Cape Town, until 2020 brought a halt to live music. During this time, songs were born and recorded and on the 2nd of July he released his debut EP, Brother, containing the tracks written during this time. Consisting of English and Afrikaans songs, about life, love and hard times. Instead of focusing on staying current, the EP sounds like something that could have been recorded decades ago and gives an old feel in new times. Armed with his guitar, he is set to trigger the longing for something better in each of us.
Check out the video for “Two Blue Eyes” below:
You can download / stream his Brother EP HERE.
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