“In real life, there is not always a hero that charges in to save you. Often, you need to hold onto faith and prayer, which gives you the strength to save yourself. The hero usually only comes in after all of the sadness, self-examination and healing have already taken place. That is when your ‘Happily ever after’ starts,” says Rinél Day about the message behind the music video of her popular single – EK HET OPGESTAAN – which has just been released.
This magical tale, which is set in Medieval times, was filmed by the Coolerbox Brothers at Greensleeves Medievel Kingdom in Johannesburg. The idea was to create contrast between light and darkness by showing how the heroine escapes from the dark and finds a new life in the light.
According to Rinél, who can be seen wearing the most beautiful Hans Vosloo Du Toit creations throughout the video, the end-result surpasses her greatest expectations: “George from the Coolerbox brothers took my idea and created a remarkable fairy tale that shows viewers that they are able to be the hero of their own story. Each one of us deserve happiness and you can make the choice to find it yourself and to save yourself.”
The music video follows in the successful footsteps of the single, which claimed the number one spot on Pretoria FM’s Top 10 and is also currently featuring on the charts of various other radio stations nationwide. EK HET OPGESTAAN is the title track of her upcoming album, which will be released on 30 September 2020. The song was inspired by a difficult time in her own life. The strong message relates to audiences of all ages and the catchy tune is already a firm favourite on the dance floor.
Rinél was born in Vryheid and grew up in Richards Bay and Swartruggens. She is engaged to the love of her life, Shaun Walker, and has been working in the music industry for more than a decade.
This talented singer won her first singing competition at the age of ten and released her first self-titled Ghoema-nominated album (Best Pop Album by a Female Artist) in 2012. Her second album, Dit Staan in Die Sterre, was released in 2014 and was equally successful. It received a Ghoema nomination for Best Contemporary Album by a Female Artist and features well-known songs and music videos, such as Dit Staan in die Sterre, Ligjare Weg, Maak My Joune, and more.
Over the years, this versatile artist has achieved various career highlights: in 2012 she came sixteenth in the international World Peace Song Contest, with her song Vuur Met Vuur Veg; from 2014 to 2018 she acted as Guardian Angel of the Jacaranda Children’s Home; in 2015 she featured in the Leon Schuster’s blockbuster, Shucks! Pay Back The Money; and lastly, she was also part of the group JANEDUKE that reached the top 26 of the Afri-Visie song writing competition.
When she’s not busy conquering hearts on stage, she is busy writing songs and creating content for her blog, My Millennial Blog, which aims to provide beauty tips and advice on how to look good on a limited budget.
Rinél Day is always up for a new challenge and likes including new and interesting things in music videos. With the beautiful costumes, emotional acting and impressive fire related scenes, she has succeeded in creating a Hollywood standard video, with a very strong message for her fans.
The song is now available on all digital platforms here:
Google Play Music Link play.google.com/store/music/album?id=B3wkol4s44y2k2jdpy6hzklgd2y
Apple Music Link music.apple.com/us/album/ek-het-opgestaan-single/1520282208
Deezer Link www.deezer.com/en/album/156796872?deferredFl=1