World renowned South African-born guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Jonathan Butler is once again living his best life.
He shares his story through his latest music offering, Close To You - a celebration of the music of Burt Bacharach. The album also features music greats George Duke and Marcus Miller.
The project is a celebration of Butler’s mark on the global stage while keeping his South African identity intact.
“Listen to it, hear your South African brother interpret American music from a local perspective, and know that his identity is intact.
“He has not changed his ways,” says Butler, adding the songs’ unique interpretations resonate as strongly as the originals.
The compilation is inspired by the love of his life whom he met after his marriage came to an end.
“I got divorced five years ago and I was due to make another record for my record company, and I didn’t have a lot of inspiration as I was going through a lot of changes.