New single and music video from folk sensation Faraway George

New single and music video from folk sensation Faraway George

Fans of folk singer Faraway George are in for a treat! Not only is the young artist releasing a new single and video, but he’ll be celebrating the release with a live show in November. 

Faraway George
Faraway George / Rozier Van Tonder (Okay Deer Photography).

The single, SUGAR CANE, is the first track off the singer’s upcoming album. Written by the singer/songwriter himself, the track is about the realisation that you aren’t alone with your thoughts and feelings.

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"There are people who share this life, and certain situations, with us, be it a brother, sister or a friend. This can change any situation, making it less lonely and more enriching.” 

The inspiration for the song, he says, came not only from empathy for and the observation of other people, but also from his personal experience of struggling with a sense of belonging and seeking an understanding of his place in the world.

SUGAR CANE has a playful sound, which should appeal to listeners. 

“It should also resonate with people as it reminds us that good things can come from difficult times, even if we only realise it after the fact,” he says.

The song has quite a unique approach in that it was recorded during a live recording session. What prompted this decision – a rather unusual choice in the local industry – is the desire to go back to basics, the singer explains. 

“These days it is possible to get lost among all the possibilities. Something meant to offer freedom actually ties us to indecision. I wanted to return to the core of the music; that which happens when everyone in a room believes in a song. It is like magic!”


SUGAR CANE, which was written back in 2013, is one of four songs recorded live during a recent recording session at the Centurion Theatre. The song is quite popular at live shows, which is why – despite the singer’s initial reservations about how it may be received – it was selected as the first single for his upcoming album. 

The video for SUGAR CANE will also form part of the live recording session and was released on YouTube as a four-part series with the other three tracks/videos recorded at the Centurion Theatre.

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