We Took a long listen to Francois Van Coke's self-titled album, "Francois Van Coke, Moontlik Nooit" and had this to say about it.
Afrikaans music has a future in South Africa and it starts with Francois Van Coke.
Now, I am not one for Afrikaans music, the last time I really listened to Afrikaans music and actually enjoyed it was at the age of 5. I was very big into David Kramer and some old sokkie.
Later as the years passed.
Afrikaans music never appealed to me as much as the alternative scene and since most of that was mostly English and very much British, I delved deeply into Alternative Rock, Goth, and mostly my fav. Depeche Mode.
Getting back to South Africa. I'm finally settling into our true South African roots. Local music is growing at a steady pace and Afrikaans is quickly catching up.
The demand is huge and the talent is out there, with bands like Bittereinder, Fok of Polisiekar, Jack Parow and more.
Francois Van Coke truly sets the standards and proves that there truly is hope out there for S.A musicians.
The debut Album truly is a unique piece of work, and ironically, I noticed a note out of "Moontlik Nooit" and I was hooked. Moontlik Nooit, is certainly possible. This song sounded something like the tune from Depeche Mode's "Never Let Me Down Again"
Apart from that obvious similarity, and slight coincidence, not planned I'm sure. The professional standard of the album truly is worth every penny.
The songs are very melodic, catchy and I am sure you will relate to each song as I have. The songs are great for road trips, you can sing along, as I surely tried, stumbling over Afrikaans words helplessly. You are certain to be entertained throughout the entire album.
"By die huis" "Toe vind ek jou" and "Ek Weet Nie" were really well written and I had a great time trying to kill the tunes on repeat.
Certainly something you can dance to.
So don't give up S.A. You all need to take a page out of Francois's book and realise that hard work and dedication goes a long way.