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Steve Louw

Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician, Steve Louw, active since 1984, is recognised as one of the most respected and accomplished talents in the South African music industry. Headlight Dreams, produced by Kevin Shirley, was released in May 2021.

Steve Louw, August 2021 | credit: Jacqui van Staden

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Train Don’t Run – New Video from Steve Louw

The official video for “Train Don’t Run”, created by Jacqui van Staden. From the album “Headlight Dreams“, released 7 May 2021.

… my favourite track on this album is the almost proggish “Train Don’t Run”. Clocking in at seven and half minutes this is an epic tune that you hope never finishes. There is a soaring guitar solo by Rob McNelley that David Gilmour fans will love. No surprise to discover that this track was mixed on the same console as the classic “Dark Side Of The Moon“.

Brian Currin
Headlight Dreams review on AllMusic.com

Stream/download “Headlight Dreams”

https://orcd.co/SteveLouwHeadlightDreams

STEVE LOUW ONLINE

https://stevelouw.com/
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THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG

My grandfather was a railroadman and in the 1930s my father rode trains looking for work. To me, trains symbolise our attempts to bend nature to our will – and we’re seeing that trying to do that will never work. Silence will always return to the plains, the wind will blow, tracks will crumble and the earth will breathe again. This song has the wide open plains in it; dry cracked earth and a broken land.

The song builds from a driving acoustic guitar and hypnotic bassline to a haunting guitar solo by Rob McNelley. The production (by Kevin Shirley) brings out the relentlessness of the song and of what we inflict on our planet.

Steve Louw

TRAIN DON’T RUN
(Recorded February 27, 2020)

The wind blows across empty plains
That hold so many bones
The rails glow years since the rain
Horses roam on broken stones
Train don’t run round here no more
Train is gone for us all

Put down a coin on the track
Saw silver turn through black
Seeds thrown all come back
Haunt the earth broken and cracked
Train don’t run round here no more
Train won’t come for us all

I can help you cross if you’ll let me
Spirits roam across this broken land
What’s been lost you can see
Count the cost can’t understand
Train don’t run round here no more
Train is gone for us all



Wind In Your Hair Tops South African Chart

MONDAY 20 SEPTEMBER, 2021

1    (2)    STEVE LOUW FEAT. JOE BONAMASSA – WIND IN YOUR HAIR
2    (3)    BILLY INGLISH – TIME TRAVEL
3    (1)    KENNY HUGHES – RUN ALONG
4    (6)    STEVE UMCULO – YOUR EYES THROUGH MINE
5    (7)    IMAGE AND NATION – RIVERS AND DREAMS
6    (8)    CECE VEE – WILD HEARTS
7    (4)    SPRINGBOK NUDE GIRLS – FLASHLIGHT
8   (10)   ANGRY SPANISH – IT’S NOT ME, IT’S YOU
9   (12)   KAHN MORBEE – ALL THE BEAUTY
10  (5)    4AM – OUR PEOPLE

“Wind In Your Hair” at Number Two on Mix938FM This Week!

New Video To Be Launched 24 September 2021

My grandfather was a railroadman and in the 1930s my father rode trains looking for work. To me, trains symbolise our attempts to bend nature to our will – and we’re seeing that trying to do that will never work. Silence will always return to the plains, the wind will blow, tracks will crumble and the earth will breathe again. This song has the wide open plains in it; dry cracked earth and a broken land.

The song builds from a driving acoustic guitar and hypnotic bassline to a haunting guitar solo by Rob McNeeley. The production (by Kevin Shirley) brings out the relentlessness of the song and of what we inflict on our planet.

Steve Louw

New Video: Get Out Of My Heart by Steve Louw, released 30 July 2021

The official video for “Get Out My Heart”, created by Jacqui van Staden

From the album “Headlight Dreams” available to stream/download at: https://orcd.co/SteveLouwHeadlightDreams

STEVE LOUW ONLINE
https://stevelouw.com/
https://instagram.com/stevelouw/
https://twitter.com/stevelouwmusic
https://facebook.com/stevelouwmusic/
https://sptfy.com/stevelouw
https://apple.co/3iKTV9g

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