Popular alternative-rock band Spoegwolf became the first Afrikaans artist to top the Apple Music Album Charts this past weekend.
Commenting on their #1 success on Apple Music Spoegwolf said: “Sometimes you dream about getting a bike for your birthday. Then you wake up, and the whole Afrikaans community has chipped in to buy you a Ferrari. That’s how this feels becoming the first Afrikaans #1 album on Apple Music!”
The Afrikaans band from Stellenbosch consists of Danie du Toit (vocals & guitar), Chris von Wielligh (guitar & piano), Moskou du Toit (drums) and Albert van der Merwe (bass & vocal).
Explaining the title of their fourth album Koma, (translated “coma”), Spoegwolf drummer Moskou Du Toit says: “This release is a concept album which deals with trauma. We therefore thought that the idea of a coma fits perfectly. The songs follow someone who undergoes terrible things – falling, getting up … falling, getting up again … and then finally realises that nothing is left apart from the essential dream of love and the bit of light that still sparks inside him. The listening experience must feel like a deep sleep; like a coma.”
Their list of hit songs include Blou, Storm, Lenie Blou lll and Die Rivier.
Koma consists of 14 tracks, including 2 instrumental arrangements and is available on Apple Music.
With over 50 million songs, Apple Music offers a free three month trial with no commitment and is ad-free. Apple Music is the home to your favourite Afrikaans artists and has the widest selection of Afrikaan playlists including the Die A-Lys Afrikaans, as well as curator partnerships with key Afrikaans brands including In Afrikaans, Select Musiek, KykNET and 100% Afrikaans.
Apple Music is available on iPhone and iPad and also for download from Google Play for Android devices.