Scientists might still be looking for a vaccine for Covid-19, but NWU student Vivien Redelinghuys has already discovered that music is an effective remedy against the anxiety and stress that people might be experiencing during the lockdown.


Vivien, a second-year BA sociology and labour relations student, became an overnight sensation after going viral on social media.


He and a family friend, Anthony Hattingh, posted a video of themselves singing their new single, Hallelujah of Hope, inspired by Jeff Buckley’s Hallelujah.


Click here to read more about Vivien and his up-and-coming alternative rock band, Members of Society.


For more of Vivien’s music, follow him on Instagram @__viv___ or Facebook at Vivien Redelinghuys.


Listen to NWU student Vivien Redelinghuys and a family friend reminding people that things will get better.


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