Johannesburg based singer-songwriter Steve Umculo’s brand new single, Lemonade Stand is a deliciously light-hearted ode to making lemonade and forgetting your worries. Its musical style is reminiscent of acoustic surf rock artists such as Jack Johnson, Donavon Frankenreiter & Animal Liberation Orchestra.
The conception of “Lemonade Stand” was a result of Steve’s love for the acoustic surf rock era and Cav Barry (fellow songwriter and lyricist) wanting to create a playfully philosophical song cantered around the old ‘life giving you lemons’ proverb. The arrangement of the song itself was carefully constructed with fun-loving verses, catchy choruses and an epically comical bridge. Steve draws on familiar musical talents that featured on his “Philosophy” EP, including that of the gifted guitarist Michael Bester whose solo launches the song into a different frontier of musical brilliance. The final product is an existentially humorous but musically satisfying take on an age old and hopeful adage.
Watch the lyric video here
Steve will be celebrating the release of the track with a release party happening on the 6th March at Snatch32 in Parktown North from 7pm featuring special guests Cav Barry, Sutherland and Bad Peter.
Pre-sale tickets are R65 and available here
They will be R95 at the door.
This will be followed by a nationwide tour which will see Steve playing in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Knysna, Cape Town and Swaziland.
27/03. Alma Cafe (w/ Qadasi), CT
28/03. Mojo Market, CT
29/03. Bay Harbour Market, CT
09/04. Splashy Fen, Underberg
Lemonade Stand releases on Friday 6th March on all digital platforms.
“Take all your doubts and squeeze them out.”