A Hanover Park singer has released his first single called I’m Good Enough and says it’s about time everyone on the Flats start believing it.
Richard Juries, 29, has grown up in the crime and gang-infested community, but says he has fought more internal battles with himself.
The pop singer kicked off his solo career in June 2019 with his debut show titled This Is Me.
Richard comes from a musical family and forms part of one of the first Catholic gospel bands in Cape Town.
Also being a member of the LGBTQI+ community, he tells the Daily Voice that he will use every opportunity to spread awareness and positivity about Hanover Park, and break the stigma around sexual orientation and mental health.
It’s also the inspiration behind his song.
“The plight of depression and anxiety I have experienced in my lifetime cultivated a song of self-love and self-acceptance,” he says.
“As an activist for LGBTIQ+ and Mental Health Awareness, I was inspired to write an anthemic mantra that allows the listener to speak positivity over their lives by saying, “I’m Good Enough”.
“There is hope at the end of that heavy dark road, being burnt by life and the people in it, yet rising each day despite all odds stacked against you, you are good enough to make a change and take control of your circumstances.”
The song was produced by Ebrahim Mallum and the chorus goes: “I’m good enough to live, to breathe, to believe, I’m good enough to give, to achieve, and receive, I’m good enough, he or she, they or queen, to be free, I’m faithful, fear be still.”
The song is available on all digital platforms.