Arno Carstens unveils a moving new Single ‘Hoe Gaan Dit’,

ahead of a new Afrikaans EP ‘Sewe Sakke Hoop.’


Cape Town, South Africa – In an evocative return to his Afrikaans roots, award-winning singer-songwriter Arno Carstens announces the release of his deeply personal single, ‘Hoe Gaan Dit’, set to drop on March 1, 2024. This poignant track leads the way to his much-anticipated EP, ‘Sewe Sakke Hoop’, launching on May 24, 2024.

Hoe Gaan Dit’ delves into the raw emotion and void left by friends and loved ones who have emigrated. Through melancholic melodies, Carstens crafts a narrative that resonates with many, acknowledging the reasons behind their departure while mourning the distance it creates. This single sets the tone for ‘Sewe Sakke Hoop’, a collection of five new tracks that continue Carstens’ exploration of South African identity and personal introspection through the Afrikaans language.

Arno Carstens has been a significant figure in the South African music scene for over two decades, starting as the lead vocalist of The Springbok Nude Girls before embarking on a successful solo career. His discography spans 15 albums, earning him multiple South African Music Awards (SAMAs). Carstens’ last Afrikaans album, ‘Die Aandblom 13’, was a heartfelt homage to his upbringing, showcasing his ability to weave tales of love, awakening, and change.

The upcoming EP, ‘Sewe Sakke Hoop’, promises to be a landmark in Carstens’ career, offering a fresh perspective and new stories to his ever-growing fan base. It reflects on the global and personal upheavals of our times, emphasizing hope and resilience amidst challenges.

Praise for Arno Carstens

“The godfather of South African Rock” – Mail & Guardian

“One of the most prolific songwriters and performers of our time” – Sunday Times

Arno Carstens Speaks on ‘Hoe Gaan Dit’

“This track confronts the emptiness left by friends and loved ones who leave South Africa; a narrative steeped in the bittersweet acknowledgment of their reasons for leaving and the void their absence creates. ‘Hoe Gaan Dit’ is a melancholic ode to those we’ve lost to the distances between us.”

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