After taking some time out to close the final chapter of Jinja Safari’s journey, NSW Central Coast-based musician and songwriter Pepa Knight has returned under his solo moniker with new single‘Company’ – recorded and produced by the artist himself.
The anthemic indie-pop cut draws on comparisons from the likes of staple influences Peter Gabriel, Glass Animals and Local Natives; whilst retaining the songsmith’s signature approach to writing with multi-instrumental and jungle-esque elements prominently featured and melded with his affectionate and dream-laden vocal melodies.
Knight explains the creative process behind ‘Company’ and the exciting future of his independent project –
“This tune actually came about from a 6-year long collaboration with a good friend of mine and genius songwriter Stephen Engstrom (AKA Stezrat). He originally sent me the idea back in 2010 and it only finally came together earlier this year while I was in-between mixing the final Jinja Safari album.
Now that JS has come to an end, I now have the headspace to move on creatively and excited to release more music in the near future.”
Pepa Knight first launched his solo project in early 2014 and achieved significant feats early on including single ‘Clams’ receiving a full rotation add on triple j, a feature by Rolling Stone Indiaand inclusion on boutique festivals Mountain Sounds Festival and Secret Garden.
Plans for the second instalment of his split album ‘Hypnotized Vol.II’ have been shifted to an early 2017 release after the musician has largely spent the last two years focusing on the final Jinja Safari double album.
An accompanying music video for Company will be unveiled in the coming weeks.