Pretoria based rock group Wit Kasteel has released a new single titled “Toegewyd” meaning “committed”. This song aimed to encourage listeners to remain true to themselves during these unpreceded times. The group consist of Clemond Dartnall (lead vocalist and guitarist), Ernst Nieuwoudt (lead guitarist), Reinard Kruger (bassist and back-up vocalist) and Waldemar Behr (drummer).
Wit Kasteel’s group was founded by Clemond and Jurie Schoeman in 2011, Meanwhile the group has shared the meaning behind their long-waited new release with Gauteng Newspaper. The single, which can be described as commercial rock, has a catchy tune and will appeal to fans of all ages. The group said that this song is exactly what the public needs at this point in time.
“We feel that the song has an important message, especially in our current situation. We have all felt uncertain about the future and have faced various difficulties in our lives. But we kept our chins up and continued to work hard to reach our goals,”
“Your past can not determine your future. A positive mind-set can. Difficult times build character. Don’t forget about these struggles, learn from it and use it to your advantage.” Said the group.
This song is also the first release from their second album which will be available later this year, the music video will be released at the end of June. The group has performed at a number of private functions, venues and festivals such as soos Innibos, Bieliemielie Fees, KKNK, Aardklop, Moepanie Oesdag, Rocking Potch and more.
Despite the group stated that they still have many plans and dreams for the future, which includes more live performances and an overseas tour.
“We feel that we are bringing a very unique sound to the market. We enjoy playing classic rock music because it tells the best stories and we want to share the best stories with our listeners.” said the group.
TOEGEWYD has a fresh and unique sound and is a good indication of what can be expected of Wit Kasteel’s upcoming album. It also marks the start of a very promising chapter in this talented group’s music career.