Jesse Clegg releases inspiring new music video for latest single, Speed of Light

Jesse Clegg’s recent chart-topping single, Speed of Light, explores those moments in life that allow us to rediscover our passion and meaning. It’s about how, even at one’s lowest points, life can still hold some unexpected surprises.

Adding to the impact of the song, an inspiring music video about never giving up is being released on 24 February 2021.   Describing the meaning behind the video, Jesse explains: “The video tells the story of a young athlete from a challenging background who is passionate about running.  The story follows her as she chases her dream of becoming a professional runner against all odds, pushing herself to her limits to reach her goal. This captures the idea of the song which is about finding meaning, love and passion in our darkest moments.”

Shot in Cape Town City Centre, the video – directed by Garth Von Glehn – captures the essence of real-life athlete, Chelsea-Sloan Samuels, as she overcomes the conflict within herself and channels all her energy into her running.

With a complete lockdown looming back in March 2020, Jesse had the challenge to complete the single in time to get back to South Africa.  What felt like the ‘Speed of Light’, Jesse was able to create a formidable world-class single.  The upbeat pop-inspired track was written and produced in the US with Nick Furlong (Avicci, 5 Seconds of Summer, Kygo, Steve Aoki) and Nick Petricca (lead singer of Walk the Moon); the track was mixed by Tim Pagnotta (Grammy-winning producer for Blink 182, Neon Trees and Walk the Moon).

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Pan African Group, Pro-Horizon Reminds Us Of Things That Really Matter In New Single “You Matter’

“You Matter” is the new single by the exciting urban-pop outfit Pro-Horizon. This Pan-African ensemble includes Congolese Armand Mukenge, Kenyan Javan Joshua and Swazi Chris Mashiyane.

“You Matter” is a cool, mid-tempo RnB/Urban track now available on all streaming platforms and radio stations.

Armand Mukenge explains the inspiration behind the single:

“We as the writers were struggling to keep up with the demands of life that we had forgotten what truly matters, and so to encourage each other, we ended writing the song to get us to refocus on the things that truly matters, such as God, family, friends etc. That struggle inspired the song. It’s about reflecting on what truly matters to our own personal life. That God, family and friendship matters more than material wealth.”

Listen to You Matter here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpLPXoAaM7U

The coming together of 3 artists from 3 different countries is no easy feat. Armand, a singer-songwriter, was born in DR Congo, while Javan Joshua was born in Kenya, grew up in Botswana, he moved up to SA to study his Undergrad at Rhodes University. Chris was born in Eswatini (Swaziland) and moved to South Africa for studies. Armand moved to South Africa in 2009 to pursue his education in Grahamstown (Makhanda) where he completed his Undergraduate and Honours degree at Rhodes University and met his producer Javan, and met Chris at a band rehearsal in Johannesburg.

Mukenge explains their journey:

“Each of us have always had a passion for music  – venturing into music and releasing songs has always been an extension of our passion. We plan to release a few more singles this year. Probably two singles in the next three months.”

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