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Taking us to a special place: Cape Town’s EMERGER dazzle brightly on the exquisite ‘Round We Go’

Back with the follow-up to ‘State of Mind‘ and oozing original creativity laced into their lovable fabric, EMERGER, take us on a colorful journey into your curious inner soul, with their excellent new single ‘Round We Go‘.

EMERGER are an ever-evolving Cape Town, South Africa-based alt-pop duo, formed by Gerry Matthee and Emma de Goede, who together make that special type of music that fills you up tenderly with hope, as you gaze happily into their carefully created sonic soundscapes, with a calm mind intertwined into your consciousnesses, breaking free after from being over-stimulated and rushed, in this fast-paced world of madness and hooting cars at every corner you cross.

”Being immersed within a tank of thousands of lights, the video portrays how the creative process can be all-encompassing”.- Emma de Goede

With consistently quality content on a regular basis, you feel like they are truly emerging on the world stage with their aesthetically pleasing music videos, crisp production and honey-tipped vocal delivery, which together fills your hungry palate with a scrumptious experience that feels outer-worldly at times.

Directed by Emma herself and with the renowned South African cinematographer Hugo Brand recruited to add his vast experience to this project, this is a marvelous music video that fills your mind up with positive energy and lets you soar into the clouds of creativity above, boosting your senses and opening your eyes to those possibilities you thought unfathomable before.

This is the story about how art can imitate a romantic relationship, with the first creative thought taking a life of its own and the different layers of complexities is something special, sometime happy, sometimes challenging, but must never be taken for granted. Learning about yourself and your chosen partner is a wondrous journey, that is meant to be discovered together through all the good and bad days.

Round We Go‘ from Cape Town, South Africa’s enticing alt-pop duo EMERGER, is an eager look into the present and future with an 80’s synth-pop feel, alluring your heart with luscious vocals and a beat that will make you blush in exhilaration.

See this wonderful video on YouTube, hear their Spotify music and see more visuals on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Having the right mindset: Emerger guide us through the smoke of 2020 with ‘State of Mind’

The alt-pop pureness from Cape Town duo dreamers Emerger is exactly what we need to stay sane during these apocalyptic times. The squawking birds flutter around with more confidence as they can feel the earth healing from the less smoke and pollution in the sky. The calming but chilly waves offer a peaceful environment to reflect on these unimaginable times in the world, as quarantine has us all feeling like lab rats in a science experiment gone wrong.

Her voice is elegantly enticing enough to dare us to daydream again, while the natural production adds a layer of escapism from the current affairs that can consume your mind to unearth unhealthy levels of anxiously. The combination of the vastly beautiful visuals and sonically stunning soundscapes, make this exhilarating new single a mood changing experience of pleasurable proportions.

The dazzling and always well-dressed duo have been performing and recording music for many years after meeting while studying music at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Their vision and passions are forever interlocked and it feels like they take a step up each time I listen to their wonderful creations. Their humble nature only makes them more likable as in a world full of too many flashy fakes and petty posers, their dreamy alt-pop music only calms the heart rate to help you feel encouraged and brave enough to face the wild world again.

Being in the correct frame of mind is so tough right now if you don’t have a strong support system to stay positive. Luckily, we have the recently engaged Emma De Goede & Gerry Matthee from Cape Town’s Emerger to show us the way to the beach with a smile and a deliciously created beat to make us all remember how to blush again.

State of Mind’ teaches us that everything is going to be okay again and we all need to stay positive as love and groovy music can exist, if you want it enough deep inside your soul.

See the visuals here on YouTube and follow their music journey on Facebook and IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen