Old-genre music hits high note 

IN just one week, Bonnyrigg Heights singer-songwriter Ramos Jakob has recorded nearly 40,000 views on YouTube for his new hit I Thought I Told Ya.

The 27-year-old, who was inspired to create his own music after living in Brazil and experiencing the country's music and culture, said he wanted to come back to Australia and create a song that would pay tribute to old-school music.

"People don't go to the origins of music any more, they just mix and mash everything up," he said.

"The concept of my video clip is to show that no matter how far you are in the future, you always need to look at the old-school genres as if they are artefacts.

"We as the artists need to act as warriors and go on adventures to retrieve these artefacts and bring them back to the audience of today."

But he never thought his clip would become successful after just seven days of it being released on the internet.

"To have nearly 40,000 views in just one week is extremely overwhelming," Mr Jakob said.

"It goes to show that anyone can be just as successful as a signed artist."

The video clip, which was filmed over six months, is produced by Divy Pota, who has produced music for singer-songwriter Faydee and the Janoskians, who had a top three hit in Australia.

Mr Jakob said he hopes to get his new song international recognition to show the world what Australian music artists are about.

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