Record Label: GOGO Music
Release Date: 17 September 2012
Ralf GUM proves again with his new album that there is constancy and consistency to be found in this fast-moving world. His sound became an instantly recognizable trademark during the last two decades, as it cuts through the airwaves and clubs sound systems with unique class and style.
“Never Leaves You” is testament to the fact that Ralf GUM has stayed true to his roots and his particular, well-honed style. Never one to skimp on the perfection of his arrangements, or sacrifice artful production to follow the latest trends, this album is his opus.
The title of the album says much about Ralf’s current situation and state of mind. He recently moved to South Africa, and is deeply in love with the country and its sizzling music scene. Feeling inspired by it, he wishes to inspire the SA scene in return by lending his support, knowledge and skills. Currently equipped with a temporary residence permit, he wishes to never leave the country.
This album is a big gift back to South Africa: ten songs in which there’s much to hear and feel. The music abounds in soul; it’s jaunty and deep simultaneously. Combining traditional and contemporary elements whilst still being futuristic, it’s well crafted enough to “Never Leave You”.