Zebra & Giraffe’s new EP “Slow Motion” was released on Friday 13 November and the band already have a music video to show for it.
With two South African Music Awards under their belts and more than 15 radio hits over the past 7 years, Zebra & Giraffe certainly is one of South Africa’s finest rock acts.
Their passion to move beyond what they’re known for musically is evident in the unpredictability of each new release.
The EP isn’t focused on one specific type of song or genre. The sound across the 5 songs is diverse. Carlin explains: “On this project we wanted to push ourselves in different directions and not play it safe by producing the same thing we have before.” The searing “Redefine” finds the band exploring its heavier side with Carlin pushing his voice to new heights. “You Are” and “Slow Motion” find Carlin and the band exploring more positive themes than on past releases, whilst “It’s All The Same” and “Won’t Break Down” blur the barriers between pop and rock and will be stuck in your head for days. “You Are” also features newcomer Ruby Gill on vocals.
“Slow Motion” was recorded in San Francisco, produced and mixed by Cian Riordan and mastered by Emily Lazar at the Lodge, NYC (Vampire Weekend, Sia, Foo Fighters)
The EP is available on various following platforms HERE – click on the link and choose the most suitable platform to download.
Check out the music video for “It’s All The Same” below:
The video was released on Thursday 5 November. It is a collaboration by Director/DOP Trevor Calverly (who also shot the band’s “Sons” music video in 2013), visual artist and actress Elsa Bleda, and Zebra & Giraffe lead singer Greg Carlin.
It was produced by Carlin and Alan Shenton for Hoodlum Music and stars actor Adam Heyns alongside Bleda. Additional scenes were shot and directed by Tristan Holmes. The video was edited and graded by Carlin.