Eye Of The Storm
Talented songwriter and vocalist, Len Muller has one of those unique voices that is able to keep audiences mesmerized throughout each of his performances. This musician has managed to conquer the hearts of music lovers in a very short period of time. His second studio album, Oog Van Die Storm - meaning Eye Of The Storm, is finally here and promises to surpass the success of his previous offering.
“...I wanted to write about the seasons a person experiences in life. Sometimes it is an ordinary adventure and sometimes you find yourself in the eye of a storm...” - Len Muller
The album can be described as Afrikaans Acoustic and combines the sounds of all the musician’s favourite instruments, including the banjo, harmonica, cello and acoustic guitar. “I wanted to write about the seasons a person experiences in life. Sometimes it is an ordinary adventure and sometimes you find yourself in the eye of a storm. Maybe we would be able to have more joy if we celebrated these seasons instead of resisting them. It is like the album has two sides and two different styles wrapped in one, with two producers working on the final product. Gideon Botes worked on the contemporary songs on the album and Francois de Klerk focused on the alternative tracks. There is also a little Blues. It’s a genre that I have always wanted to do and Dan Patlansky and I teamed up to record a song,” he reveals.
The album’s first feel-good single, Ek Glo, which was very well received and topped the music charts of radio stations, across the country, for several weeks. The music video was an instant hit, has been viewed by thousands of people on YouTube and is regularly featured on TV. “The song stems from a season where I had to take leaps of faith to fulfil my calling. Faith is what carried me through during this time. In a sense you could say that the song is an invitation to believe in a Creator that lays the path out for us and also to believe in the things that He placed within each one of us,” he says. “I wanted to write a feel-good song with a positive message that would inspire listeners to dance and be happy.”
Over the past few years, Len Muller has shared the stage with some of South Africa’s biggest stars, including Jan Blohm, Bok van Blerk, Dans Dans Lisa, Chris Chameleon, Jak de Priester, Francois van Coke, Andriëtte Norman, Dan Patlansky, Matthew Mole and Kaleidoskoop. He has also performed with Afrikaans Akoesties and at all the big music festivals across the country. He is busy creating a strong legacy in the music industry and all eyes are on him as he is systematically becoming one of South Africa’s most popular young artists.