KONGOS triumph on new single 'Come With Me Now' SPECIAL
BY MARKOS PAPADATOS
JUN 15, 2014 IN MUSIC
Alternative rock band, KONGOS, originally from South Africa, excels
on their single and music video for "Come With Me Now."
The alternative rock group is made up of four brothers: Johnny, Jesse,
Dylan and Daniel Kongos. They grew up in such cities as London and South
Africa. They recently got signed to the major record label, Epic Records.
Their single has distinct accordion instrumentation and an addicting
stomp. Mid-way through the song, Dylan displays his prowess on steel
guitar. Their raspy vocals are crisp and unique, and far different than
anything else on the mainstream radio airwaves, especially since it
has a Kwaito vibe to it (a musical genre that originated in Johannesburg,
South Africa). It was written solely by Johnny Kongos, and it is a track
on their album Lunatic.
One of its standout lyrics is as follows: "I was born without this
fear, Now only this seems clear, I need to move, I need to fight, I
need to lose myself tonight," the four brothers sing.
"Come With Me Now" has already topped the Billboard Alternative
Rock Songs charts, as well as the South African charts, proving that
they are a force to be reckoned with in the music scene; moreover, it
peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Rock Songs charts, and it sits
at No. 2 for the week ending June 21.
"Come With Me Now" is a keeper. I would not be surprised if
KONGOS garner a Grammy nomination in the "Best New Artist"
category, to the very least, at next year's award show. Their music
is distinct and will clearly stand out in the minds of voters. The song
garners an A- rating.
To learn more about KONGOS and their new single "Come With Me Now,"
check out their website.
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