Jonathan Butler will release a new album on August 24th. It is called Close To You, and it is a theme album of sorts. This album will contain tracks that were written by Burt Bacharach.
Mr. Bacharach has an interesting and extensive catalog, so a South African take on these songs should be pure bliss!
Check out the first release What The world Needs Now Is Love.
“This record was inspired by my fiancé Nadira Kimberly. At home one night, we played and sang together as we listened to “Close To You” by the amazing Burt Bacharach. This really opened the door for me to do this amazing man’s music. In 1975 I was 13 years old when my first single was released, “Please Stay” by none other than Burt Bacharach. It’s like I’ve come full circle.” – Butler
There is one original composition on the album. It is called Cape Town. Butler is originally from Cape Town, South Africa, so the track is a nod to his roots.