FOURTH SON SOUTH FRONTMAN PETER TOUSSAINT TALKS TO RNL ABOUT NEW MOTIVATIONAL SINGLE “HOLD ON”

 

We are excited to be speaking to Peter Toussaint (lead vocals and guitar for South African Overdrive Indie Hard Rockers FOURTH SON SOUTH) on the release of their new single called HOLD ON. Thank you for speaking to us Peter …

RNL: For those presently unfamiliar with your band and material, please give us potent overview of your band and what FOURTH SON SOUTH is all about?

Peter: I started the band Fourth Son South in 2020. I have been playing guitar and singing in bands for most of my life but I never had a band where I could bring exactly the music I wanted to make; rock songs that follow the classic songwriters with a lot of guitar and vocal harmonies.

RNL: FOURTH SON SOUTH has evidently been very busy the past 18 months (despite the state of the world with Covid). You release 2 albums (with 3 singles), and now this brand-new single. How have you managed to achieve all this despite the challenges?

Peter: I think in this case the challenges presented the opportunity for me. With a world in lockdown and therefore no shows to play, there was a lot of time to write and record new songs. Ideas always come but now the time is there to work and craft them into songs.

RNL: You describe your new single HOLD ON as motivational. Please elaborate and share some insight on the creation of this brilliant new track.

Peter: From my own experience I know how easy it is to fall into the spiral of negativity. And I do know that a lot of people are struggling and questioning their abilities and potential. I wanted to give our audience hope and motivation. You are unique, please stay true to who you are. Your time to shine will come. Hold On!

RNL: We hear a lot of classic Metal influences, especially in the harmonies and solos. What influences would you back this up with that inspired this sound?

Peter: I grew up with a lot of classic rock and metal. Yes, I listened to Iron Maiden and Thin Lizzy for those twin solos. I always found that the most beautiful songs take you on a journey and for me the highlight has always been a melodic guitar solo. And when that solo is performed by two guitars simultaneously… But my influences have always been broad. Basically, any music made with heart is worth listening to.

RNL: What is on the agenda next for FOURTH SON SOUTH that fans can look forward to?

Peter: We still have quite some songs that have not been recorded yet and I still have a stack of unfinished songs. At the moment traveling and performing is not possible so we hope that we can finish our next album this year still. And the moment we can, we hope to be on the road again!

RNL: Any shoutouts you want to make Peter?

Peter: First, thank you for this interview:) Of course a big thank you to the band members; Franco Jamneck on bass and vocal harmonies, Carel Viljoen on drums and vocal harmonies and Dale McHardy on guitar and vocal harmonies. Thank you to Devo Oosthuizen for all his promotional work. And for everyone who needs it; Hold On, your time to shine will come!

RNL: We appreciate the time Peter, and we wish you best of luck with the release of HOLD ON (and truly hope to see you live sometime in the future).

Peter: Thank you so much!

 

 

HOLD ON LYRICS

Hold on

There’s light outside the window
Painting all it touches red
Burning in the coldest feelings
Colour in tomorrows that you could have had
Could have had

In the sand that is streaming
Are decisions that you made
It doesn’t change the dreaming
Of a time where your intentions will be paid
Will be paid

Hold on to your dream
Hold on to your dream
Go against the stream
Hold on
Hold on don’t let go
Hold on it will show
You will never know
Hold on

On a cold and clear blue morning
You opened both your hands
Gave away your surplus
Now you are free to receive without demands
Without demands

Hold on to your dream
Hold on to your dream
Go against the stream
Hold on
Hold on don’t let go
Hold on it will show
You will never know
Hold on

Free from greed and expectations
Ready now enjoy the ride

Hold on to your dream
Hold on to your dream
Go against the stream
Hold on
Hold on don’t let go
Hold on it will show
You will never know
Hold on

Fourth Son South is a fresh band from South Africa, albeit far from new, as the members all have heaps of experience. The band was formed by Dutch born Peter Toussaint, a maestro on guitar. After bringing out his solo album One Day in 2018, Peter brought together bass player Franco Jamneck and drummer Carel Viljoen. As a three piece they toured for a while under the name Peter T Band. At the end of 2019, the band recorded their first EP called Another Mile under the name Fourth Son South. This was released in April 2020, just as the world turned to lockdown with Covid-19. During lockdown, Peter wrote and recorded a bunch of songs that now form the basis of their first full length album titled The Sounds Around Your HeadFourth Son South also recruited guitarist Dale McHardy to perfect the live sound.
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Fourth Son South Promo Web Photo by Alouise Jamneck.jpg
 
Franco Jamneck (Bass Guitar & Vocal Harmonies)
Dale McHardy (Rhythm Guitar)
Peter Toussaint (Lead Vocals & Lead Guitar)
Carel Viljoen (Drums & Vocal Harmonies)
Photo Alouise Jamneck
 
 
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