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Charl Folscher’s new single celebrates God’s love and grace

In his latest single, CRAZY LOVE, singer-songwriter Charl Folscher addresses this question – and concludes that despite deserving the opposite, God unconditionally bestows His unfathomable and extravagant love on us.

“I sat down at the piano one day and came up with the words ‘I am broken, you will heal, you were broken, God’s love revealed’,” says Charl. “Those first lines cemented the concept of Christ’s love for us and from there the rest just flowed.”

The track, produced by Franco Gagiano of Upper Room Studios, underlines the fact that God’s love is always available. It is for this reason that Charl believes that the song will truly resonate with listeners. CRAZY LOVE expresses the concept of God’s undeserved love, which we receive by His grace alone. We don’t have to do anything to earn it – we receive it unconditionally.” In addition to its powerful message, the single is melodic with a strong dynamic.

A music video of this moving song can also now be seen on TV. It was shot by Josh Farrer in Die Strand and is based on Mutemath’s “one take” video concepts. After much deliberation, they decided on a slow action video at the sea. “The ocean is a constant reminder of God’s glory and of the abundance of His love and grace,” he shares. 

Watch the video here:

CRAZY LOVE is Charl’s third solo recording project. He released his first solo album, Day by Day, in 2005. This was followed by an album with Surrender Band, as well as two albums with Wholehearted Worship, which earned him a SAMA nomination in 2011. In 2017 he released an EP titled Humble King, which was recorded in Nashville.

For Charl, the highlight of his musical journey has been leading worship at Cape Town Stadium, at an Angus Buchan event, with 43 000 people in attendance. “This event stands out because it is perfectly aligned with what I want to achieve with my music – to glorify God and gather the church.”

The artist – who is the son of a prison warden and a nurse – describes himself as a dreamer, borderline bohemian, and eternal optimist.  As a multitalented artist – he is also a photographer and filmmaker – Charl has lived in several countries and done various jobs. However, his true passion is music, and it is what he always returns to. And although he enjoys listening to a variety of genres, Charl is inspired particularly by Coldplay, John Mayer, Mat Kearney and Need To Breathe. 

In addition to working on his music, Charl is currently busy doing research for a documentary, which he plans to shoot in Iraq next year.

The single is available for download from:

Apple Music:


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