Wicked World is a 4-piece South African group hailing from Cape Town. They formed in 2021—an assortment of harmony-loving misfits who serendipitously discovered they all had one key characteristic in common: a passion for making music. And not just any music. All music. From folk to pop-rock to semi-metal to glam acid jazz punk if that’s even a thing. Today sees the release of their debut single “Music” and accompanying video.
Wicked World explains the inspiration behind “Music”
“Music is a light-hearted song about being hungover and the flashbacks to the silliness of “the night before”…. The embarrassment eventually subsides, and the life lessons are learned.”
The band comments on the comical video for “Music”
“We wanted to make an equally light-hearted music video to go with the song, and so, as you would expect from a typical, “unhappy in his work”, “chasing the wrong dream” human, the main character in this video, Wicked World singer, Ruan, plays out all of these clichés with determination and humour! Enjoy!”
More info about Wicked World
Contrary to what the name would have you believe, Wicked World is anything and everything but ‘wicked’—at least not in the traditional sense of the word (wicked cool, with wicked tongues, maybe). Rather, the band is a product of the environment in which it exists – a vibrant reflection of life’s duality, both the beauty and darkness of existence, captured and articulated through an artfully blended lens of worldliness, innocence, respect, appreciation, admiration and, very often, biting wit.
That’s about as close a description as one can find to encapsulate a group of such contrasting musical influences, multi-instrumental talents, and far-reaching, on-the-road experience. Simply said – or, as the band’s debut offering so patently puts it—when all else fails… music.
Watch the music video for “Music” below:
You can buy / stream “Music” HERE.
Watch this space for updates in the Music Videos category on SA Music Zone.