At 41, South African singer Jack Parow may not have been it all, but he has seen a lot and enough to convey something didactic and refreshing to a large audience out there. He has been in his own “dark place” and emerged from there, with lessons for those who would listen.
The songster is dropping a new album, which he says began when he was at the Knysna forest forest. There, he was exposed to Psilocybin, a psychedelic drug. But that was not all. But by his own account, he was also drinking a hallucinogenic brew called ayahuasca.
Much of his experiences are encapsulated in his forthcoming project. Beyond that, he also has several shows lined up, indicating a busy schedule and most likely a climactic end to the year for him.
A month ago, he was co-opted to perform at a private Cape Town gig for South Africa’s victorious rugby team, the Springboks. He felt honoured then, stating that was one of the best times of his life. Other important events that he would be a part of are Plett Rage and He Neighbour.
From the look of things, Parrow is on the path to re-sprouting in the consciousness of music lovers not just in South Africa but beyond as well.