Embrace how great and unique you are with the brand new Werner Bekker single “It’s You”
“Werner Bekker – It’s You” is out now across all digital platforms HERE
PICTURED: Werner Bekker
The national lock down has made it nearly impossible for Werner to go into a studio, so he tracked and produce a lot of music at my home. That being said, for “It’s You” he did the initial production himself and then sent the song onto Brent Quinton, Brian O’Shea and Mike Zietsman (from PHFAT) for some extra touches and mixing.
“I am so honored to have these legends working with me. I feel like they have really pushed the recordings to the next level,” and Werner could not be prouder of how the single turned out. “I hope this song can really ease people into what is set to be an unsure summer. These days we are stuck behind screens even more than in recent years and it’s easy to be too hard on yourself. Give yourself a break and know that you are loved for who you are. Nothing more nothing less.”
Inspired by the likes of Damien Rice, Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz and Ben Howard, Werner is known for his unique storytelling through acoustic-driven folk pop.
In 2015, he independently recorded and released his debut EP Lalaith, followed by A Northern Summer in 2017. That same year, his internationally acclaimed single ‘Run’ was selected to be part of the BalconyTV Compilation CD. Werner has shared a stage with major South African acts, including Shortstraw, Man as Machine, The Parlotones, Desmond and the Tutus, Rubber Duc and many more.
In February 2018, he released his first professionally recorded single ‘Alive Again’, to critical acclaim. This was followed by ‘I’m With You’ in June, garnering the attention of industry heavyweights and securing him prime spots on major festival line-ups, such as Splashy Fen, Mieliepop, Lush Festival, Oppikoppi, White Mountain Festival and Smoking Dragon Festival.
In 2019, Werner achieved a major breakthrough when he released his single ‘Open Spoken’, which reached #2 on the Jacaranda SA Top 20. This was followed by his long-awaited professionally recorded EP ‘Parts of a Broken Man’, which finally capturing the distinct sound the songwriter has so longed to achieve.
“Werner Bekker – It’s You” is out now across all digital platforms: HERE