Popular singer Janie Bay’s new single “Amper Daar” is a song about what things are really like in a relationship. “The real stuff” says Janie. “Not what we see in movies.”

Janie has previously recorded some Afrikaans songs in collaboration with other artists, but this is her first official solo single release. “I am currently writing in Afrikaans and it was a wonderful process for me to write and record this song. I am also working on a full-length album that will hopefully be introduced later this year.”

Janie is excited about the current development in Music. “It’s a great time to experiment with your own vibe. I find that the world is far more open to different and diverse expressions. One can be one`s own colorful self. It’s a time of new styles and interesting sounds, and I enjoy the freedom that it offers. We all have so much more to give than we initially realize. It’s great to see that more artists are daring to bring their unique imprints and flavors to the current music scene.”

A video of the single has also been released. Janie says: “Amper Daar” is about the continual journey that two people are on in a relationship, hence the “road trip” in the music video:

Janie Bay’s music career has had many highlights in the past few years. She signed a record deal with Warner Music SA in 2016 and her album “Miscellany”(2017) was nominated for a SAMA. The song “Can`t be the One” from this album won a Gold Award for “Best Music in a Video” at the Queen Palm International Film Festival in Palm Springs, California in 2018. Videos of collaborations between Janie and several well-known South African artists including Jack Parow, Hunter Kennedy, Bouwer Bosch and Jan Bloukaas have collectively been viewed more than 500 000 times on Youtube.

Hunter Kennedy, who collaborated with Janie on the hit song “Wag vir Jou” feels that she is an important artist in the current SA Music landscape: “Janie Bay is the authentic Alternative Pop Voice that I have been waiting for.”

Janie`s music can also be heard in the local movies “Mooirivier” and “Vir Altyd”. She also recorded her own version of “You are my Sunshine” for the movie “Stroomop.”