BITTEREINDER have been working on their 5th studio album since 2016, with many tracks on various levels of production. They decided this track is in a good space for release and it is interesting how relevant the concept is for our current situation in 2020 – this is the time for zero illusions.
A righteous jam with a singalong chorus and two solid conscious rap verses, ZERO ILLUSIONS features a self-reflective and honest exploration of the role of the artist in the world. In this case, it’s BITTEREINDER (specifically Jaco) looking back on a decade of bittereinderness.
For the making of the track they employed a host of guest musicians, which is quite unique to their process. Five backing vocalists, a bassist and a guitarist all added beautifully to the flavours of this single.
“This is a small taster of what can be expected of the full album and is for anyone who has thought about the connections between fame, work, prestige, happiness, self-worth and rap music.” says Jaco van der Merwe.
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