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With his second solo record, platinum-selling artist Jesse Clegg takes a bold
step forward to create a rock 'n roll record that is as true to the genre's roots
as it is visionary.
Titled 'Life On Mars', the album sees Clegg make a pretty astonishing leap
from his 2008 debut, "When I Wake Up" -- which, in spite of the substantial
sales, radioplay and nominations it earned, was now clearly only a first step
into an exciting music career for the 22-year-old.
There's also no doubt that holding Clegg back in the early stages of his music
career was the not inconsequential matter of his lineage. As the son of one of
South Africa's most prolific and highly regarded musicians, Johnny Clegg, it
wasn't easy to present his own gifts without the context of his father's
enormously successful career.
Still, one listen to the track 'Life On Mars' and it's clear that Clegg's talent is
genuine. And large. The leaps he's made in songwriting, singing and
performing are nothing short of huge -- and the album displays a remarkable
confidence and vision.
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