This is also the topic of Pieter Marcato’s brand new single, SWIPE REGS, which has just been released. “One of my best friends recently married his soulmate. They met on a dating app and it made me realize that people can find each other in different ways,” the musician explains about the inspiration behind his second solo release.
SWIPE REGS is a catchy Afrikaans pop song, written by the artist himself, with an upbeat tune and lyrics that will invite you to sing along. “I think that listeners will be able to relate to the theme and will enjoy listening to the song,” the artist says.
The music video will be released on 20 March 2020 with an exclusive first television play on VIA TV’s Klink Soos Naweekat 19h30 the evening and is about a guy who uses a dating app to find the love of his life. The video was filmed by Trots Afrikaans on the rooftop of a random building in the city. “I think that the video was very cleverly constructed and that is suits the theme of the song perfectly,” he shares.
His latest release follows in the successful footsteps of his debut single, As JyVra, which was released in 2019 and can still be heard on the radio.
Pieter grew up in Pretoria, where he still resides today. After school, he completed his diploma in Sound Engineering at Damelin. During this time he met Ben van Zyl with whom he co-founded the band, Marcato.
Over the years, he has been part of several major music productions, including the Simon and Garfunkel Tribute Show, Bob Dylan Tribute Show and the ACDC Tribute Show. He is also the founding member of Legato Records, which houses several well-known musicians.
“Music is a part of my life in every way and I am at my happiest when I am able to share it with audiences – in whatever form it may be. It is one of those things that brings people together and it is an honour for me to be a part of it,” he shares about his career so far.
In 2017, Pieter started the alternative pop group, EON, with his friends Altus Theart (Getroud Met Rugby) and Jerry Spangenberg. The group shot to fame after the successful release of their debut single, Bittersoet, which is still a fan favourite. Ligjare, their first album, has since produced several other hits and the trio regularly performs at major music events.
Pieter Marcato likes keeping busy and is always up for a new challenge. Through hard work and perseverance, he has managed to build a steady career for himself in the local music industry.
SWIPE REGS not only introduces a different side of this dynamic artist to the public, but also builds forth on the new and exciting chapter of his career that he is currently busy with.