Keanu Harker’s first album launch is a major success

Belhar musician, Keanu Harker, from The Voice SA. Picture: Supplied

Belhar musician, Keanu Harker, from The Voice SA. Picture: Supplied

Published Dec 10, 2021


From the start to the end of the show, Keanu Harker had the audience and fans captivated by his talent. He performed songs from his just released album, ’I Believe in me’.

The title and album was inspired by fans and supporters. “This album is not only a reminder to me but to everyone by saying, thank you for believing in me. So I have no choice but to believe in myself,” Harker says.

“You’re going to be on a roller-coaster of emotions,” Harker says. And boy, it was a ride to remember. Harker’s fans and supporters went through moments of tears and moments of pure joy.

One of the songs Harker performed was, She wears my ring, in remembrance of his late grandfather. “This was my grandfather’s favourite song, and it became one of mine,’’ says Harker.

He was in tears while performing this song, and so was the audience. He captured the audience with his amazing voice and talent of playing multiple instruments.

It was a first for Harker: to perform while playing the piano in front of a crowd. The song is called Loved ones, “This is my song to you all,” he added. And, of course, he had the audience in tears.

His album is a living testimony of his remarkable talents. He was able to take the audience on a journey of various music genres, including R&B, soul, rock, reggae, and fusion pop.

Harker stated that he drew inspiration from South African singer and songwriter Theuns Jordaan, who sadly passed away recently.

“Uncle Theuns, thank you for your music,” says Harker. As a tribute to him, Harker performed Soos bloed, originally sung by Jordaan.

One of Harker’s favourite songs is Stand together, which he also performed. “I wrote this song in 2020 – it was a crazy time in South Africa with a lot of heartaches and senseless crime plaguing our country. I’m still hopeful that one day we will stand together and unite as one,” says Harker.

Keanu Harker ’I Believe in me’ album cover

Furthermore, Keanu shares that he was excited about his first album launch under inspired artist management, produced by Uys Visser, recorded at UV Productions and mastered by TL mastering.

“I am very emotional. I am excited and still nervous because I don’t know what to expect. But most of all, I am grateful that I have so many people who support me,” says Harker.

Keanu’s album will be available on digital platforms. He also has some merchandise, such as t-shirts, for sale that is also available on his social media platforms @Keanu Harker.

His advice to up and coming artists is simple: “Ask questions. If you don’t understand, if you don’t know, ask questions. I’ve asked so many of my teachers and mentors how did you do it? What didn’t you do? And that’s the only way you can go,” Harker concludes.

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