WATCH: Francois van Coke's brand new album is here together with a brand new music video!

2017-02-02 08:58

Cape Town - Two years ago Francois van Coke released his self-titled debut solo album with a success he could not foresee. "That gave me longevity to keep on doing this on my own and I would like to keep on making good albums and having people connect with the music and the songs that I write," says Francois.

Thursday sees the release of Francois’ second solo album, Hierdie is die Lewe. The album is available in stores nation-wide, on iTunes and Google Play, at Francois launch tour shows and on vinyl from Permanent Record.

Francois’ third music video from the album, Dit Raak Beter (It Gets Beter) accompanies the album’s release. The video contains poignant, unreleased footage of Francois growing up. The footage, for the most part, depicts Francois’ love affair with music growing up, intercut with a performance at his alma mater, Bellville High.

Watch Dit Raak Beter here:

The other two music videos released from Hierdie is die Lewe are Mensdom to introduce Francois’ band, Die Gevaar, and Klein Prys – his ode to Fokofpolisiekar.  

Another track from the album, My Hart, was premiered on 5FM’s Hamman Time on Thursday morning, 2nd February at 08:40. This song also happens to be Francois’ current favourite song on the new album.

Watch Francois van Coke perform another song from the album, Paradys, at Popsicle Studios below:

Catch Francois live on his Hierdie is die Lewe Album Launch Tour:

Date: 2 February 2017 (Puk Jool)
Venue: Puk Jool plaas
Address: Puk Campus/ Fanie du Toit Sportsterrein
Contact: Leon - 082 492 3362
Performance time: 21:00
Purchasing tickets: R120 Available at - Campus/ Jool Offices 018 299 2882 or door.

Date: 3 February 2017 
Jägermeister and Red Bull Presents: Francois van Coke’s Hierdie is die Lewe Album Launch
Venue: District, Cape Town
Address: 61 Harrington Street, District Six, Cape Town
Contact: Pini – 076 0704474
Performance: 23:00
Ticket price: Pre-sold R100

Date: 4 February 2017  (Cape Town Tens)
Venue: Green Point Stadium, Cape Town 
Address: Fritz Sonnenberg Road, Green Point, Cape Town
Contact: Daniel Green – 079 734 8433

Date: 5 February 2017 (Park Acoustics)
Venue: Voortrekker Monument Nature Reserve 
Address: Eeufees Road, Pretoria
Contact: Niel / Henk - 082 259 9031 / 082 722 3858
Performance: 15:30
Ticket price: R120 – R150 

Date: 10 February 2017 
Venue: Weiveld
Address: Corner off Graham and Boschkop, Zwavelpoort, Pretoria East
Contact: Chris – 071 471 6698
Doors open: 19:00
Performance time: 21:00
Ticket price: R 70.00

Date: 11 February 2017 
Venue: Rumours Rock City, Cresta
Address: Corner of Weltevreden Road & Valley Lane, Cresta
Contact: Fred - 079 825 7995
Performance: 23:00
Ticket price: R100 p.p.

Date: 12 February 2017 
Venue: Dozi's Back to the Roots
Address: 136, Rietfontein Farm, R514, Hartbeespoort
Contact: Madelein - 083 445 1042
Doors open: 11:00
Ticket price: R100 p.p. -

Date: 17 February 2017 
Venue: Mystic Boer Bloemfontein
Address: 84 Kellner Street, Bloemfontein
Contact: Johann - 084 444 9028
Performance: 22:00

Date: 18 February 2017 (Bieliemieliefees)
Venue:  Reitz Skougronde
Address:  Sarel Cilliers Street, Reitz
Contact: Pienaar 082 570 7566
Performance: 21:00
Ticket price:  R120 at the gate.

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