AFRO FUNK SOUL - ‘B. B. BONGS’ is announced as he gears up to the launch of of his genre-breaking debut release. Cape Town based artist, B.B. Bongs, arrives with a fresh breakthrough international sound on his November 4th release of the recording "You Disappointed Me" with global distribution from Genepool/Ingrooves/Universal.
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Speaking about his inspiration B. B Bongs says “I remember growing up I would tell my Grandmother everyday all day on how big I will become someday and make her proud. My biggest inspiration and drive behind my musical fire and this hunger is the promises I made to my Grandmother.
Every festive season my parents would send me to a township Mamelodi to visit her for 30 days. Festive season in South Africa is one of those crazy times where there is music pumping at every corner and everyone is outside having a good time. I would be in doors with her and singing for her”.
B. B Bongs talks about the single saying “I wrote the song in my first year of University in the white laboratory coat working with dangerous chemicals. I would write music in my mind while focusing on my studies. I revisited my songbook when I went into the studio for recording and changed a few things. I wanted to add a hint of Spanish to the song. I thought it will be interesting to have an African singing Spanish. I wrote the song inspired by situations I’ve seen in the lives of the people around me.
Usually people forget that when they fall in love the entire family as well falls in love with that person, but when they disappoint you and you decide to separate the family is also affected by the disappointment.”
B. B. Bongs music influences include Boyz II Men, Dru Hill, Sam Salter, Keith Sweat, Usher, MDU, Boom Shaka, Trompies and Bongo Maffin. Before pursuing his musical career, B. B Bongs practiced Earth Science and published some important work in the scientific community. B. B. Bongs states in his manifesto and message to the fans as “Stay Calm & Love Wholeheartedly, But Remember a Wise Man plans for the famine”.
‘You Disappointed Me’ is produced in collaboration with Andrew Ford, known for his work as musical director of the Nut House Recording Studios and for his award winning music and post production from Cannes Lions, London International Advertising Awards and New York Festivals.