South African dark-folk singer songwriter Ann Jangle has shared the video for her latest single Ballad of Pink Cocaine.
Written after returning home from 8 months of cycling alone from South African to Kenya, her journey’s influence is evident in the track, West African rhythms adding to its hypnotic driving force.
In Kenya, Ann had a crazy experience after drinking a cocktail made with fruit juice & local plant herbs. It gave her tremendous energy & a feeling of euphoria, which led to the title of the track. On the naming, Jangle explains, “This song has nothing to do with actual cocaine or anything drug related. But I have always been one of rebellious character and to poke the bear. I thought the name would draw some attention to it”.
The video, directed and edited by award winning documentary filmmaker and photographer Marius van Graan, features actual footage from her journey interspersed with slow motion performance shots, capturing the mood of the track.
The Ballad of Pink Cocaine is available for streaming and purchase now on Mongrel Records.