First look: Francois van Coke’s brand new music video

2016-11-10 09:46

Cape Town – Francois van Coke released his first music video from his upcoming album on Thursday.  

The video is for the song Mensdom, which is the first single and video off his upcoming second solo album, Hierdie is die Lewe.

Hierdie is die Lewe will be released on 2 February 2017.

"Hierdie is die Lewe is about life, the good, the bad, love and hate, the past, the future and the present," says Francois.

This album is the natural progression from his successful and acclaimed self-titled debut album and can be viewed as a snapshot of where Francois is in his life right now. The sound is similar to the first album and Francois stays introspective.  

Francois crafted the songs over time with his band, Die Gevaar. Hierdie is die Lewe was produced by Johnny de Ridder (Fokofpolisiekar guitarist) and Rudolph Willemse (Francois’ bassist) at Soft Light City in Bellville.

"I’ve been listening to older pop tunes by Beach Boys and The Beatles and their influences can be heard on my album’s melodies and sound. There are still a few rock ‘n roll numbers and some ballads," says Francois.

Watch the video for Mensdom here:

Francois on Mensdom: "We all have one thing in common – we live, even if everything else is different.  This song is about life and living with victories as well as mistakes."

This video serves as both an appetiser for the new album and to introduce Francois’ band, Die Gevaar.

Introducing Die Gevaar: Jedd Kossew (Guitar), Richard Onraet (Guitar), Rudolph Willemse (Bass & Production), Walter Von Waltsleben (Drums) and Sheldon Yoko (Drums).

Click here to pre-order Hierdie is die Lewe on iTunes.

In the Mensdom music video, Die Gevaar is wearing their custom Levi's® jackets. People can also buy Francois van Coke and Die Gevaar patches and get them sewn on their denim jackets at the Levi's® Tailor Shop inside Levi's® Retail stores in Sandton and at the V&A Waterfront.

Mensdom 7” vinyl

The Mensdom single, plus another track from the album, Klein Prys is available on a 7” vinyl from Permanent Record .

"Klein Prys is my tribute to Fokofpolisiekar," says Francois about this song’s inclusion on the 7” vinyl.

It will be on sale at shows and via the Permanent Record online store

Mensdom Tour

For more details visit Francois van Coke's official website, like his Facebook page or follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

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