Klose and Dey always connected on a friendship level and aren’t afraid to be honest with each other about what they want to do creatively. Klose will perform alongside Dey when he returns to South Africa in April 2023.
The back story is even more amazing...
Seven years ago at a Music Exchange/BMI song camp in Cape Town with Brandon Bakshi and John Fishlock, You & I was conceived and written by BMI songwriters
The writing session involved Klose, Dey and Jonathan “Ziyon” Hamilton (Liquideep). The track initially was released on Klose's 2018 album In Tandem and was then produced by RJ Benjamin featuring South African star players Leagan “Starchild” Breda, Ezra Erasmus, Sakhile Nkosi, Tlale Makhene, Larah Eksteen and Gerrit Koorsen. The album was recorded at the Academy of Sound Engineering in Johannesburg.
I recently chatted with Klose.
To live a creative life.
It’s a way of expressing myself freely.
Many things, but I write about overcoming obstacles a lot!
Those who rush lose time.
Filling a void.
I have nothing more to say.
Someone lesser known, someone with a new perspective on the world and life.
The writing processes.
Song to the Siren
Bleeding finger, blood on fretboard of my Martin Guitar.
Prince, David Bowie, Margaret Singana and my mother.
Anyone that seeks peace rather than conflict.
Blue Note Tokyo.
I never give up.
Never thought about anything else .
Driven, creative, joyous, hopeful, fit.
I Feel It Coming - The Weeknd
Soul Food To Go - Manhattan Transfer
Free - Prince
Constant Craving - k.d. lang
Phantom Limb - The Shins
Some Like It Hot
Lenya: A Life by Donald Spoto.
Black Dog by Led Zeppelin.
Own a home in Cape Town.
Staying the course.
Not a given.
Walking to the afterparty.
Most recently, The Matthew Shepard Foundation.
Continue to travel the world with music.