“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:
Sincerely Anne’s latest single, TRANSCEND, a song about overcoming hardships and allowing yourself to grow in spite of adversity, was released to radio nationwide on 2 September 2020. The song offers a powerful message of hope and inspiration.
The stunning music video for this single, which perfectly showcases her soothing yet powerful voice, has now been released and 99% of the video was shot underwater. It is aligned with the single’s message to transcend above life’s hardships, emerging stronger each time you feel like life is trying to ‘drown’ you.
“The video tells the story of a girl who is literally and figuratively swept underwater, where she has to learn to cope with life’s difficulties. Through this process her inner warrior is forced to awaken. She not only learns to see beauty in her situation, but she must also look inward to gather strength. She finds acceptance as adversity forces her to grow stronger, enabling her to weather the next storm.”
Anne’s vision for the video was brought to life by Sean and Ilse Moore and was shot at their studio in Johannesburg. “As we planned and discussed my vision, they brought so many wonderful ideas to the table and it turned into a dream collaboration!” The video was also a personal challenge for the singer. “I am not very strong in water and water scares me. It was a fear I really wanted to conquer.”
She describes TRANSCEND as an inner monologue and a message of encouragement from you, to you and says the inspiration for the lyrics came from personal experience and emotions. Although the song is a message the artist essentially wrote to herself, it is also one that is universally relatable.
Anne currently lives in Johannesburg and has enjoyed many career highlights over the years.
Her personal hardships encouraged her to follow her heart and live passionately while there is still time to do so.
“While we have air in our lungs, we can still have an impact” – Sincerely Anne
The song is available on all digital platforms here:
The very popular and talented Dozi, released his first single, Partykeer Somtyds, from his nineteenth album, Vrede in May this year. The album followed the single release and hit music shelves nationwide during June 2020.This first single was extremely well received by radio stations nationwide and it currently features on the charts of many stations around the country. EK WIL VIR JOU SÊ, is the second single and video taken from his album and it has just been released.
“The song was written during lockdown by Stef Kruger. It is about a person that is on tour or away from home and then returns to his/her loved one. Due to their absence, there is a lot of pressure on their relationship. The song is extremely special to me, as it originated in a time where I experienced the same emotions and circumstances”, says Dozi.
The video of this single was shot on Dozi’s farm. Wian van der Walt was the director and George van Rooyen helped with the concept of the video.
Vrede, consists of twelve original tracks, of which he wrote three himself and is available on all digital platforms. The content can mainly be described as a modern mixture of meaningful music, with a few upbeat tracks to lighten the mood. “The reason I write music is to make the world a better place. Musicians are disciples of the world, and it is their job to make people’s souls happy. If you are unhappy and you listen to the right music, then you feel better”, he shares.
EK WIL VIR JOU SÊ is available on Dozi’s album, Vrede here: lnk.to/47YsMkvf
Today, Decca Records reveals the new album cover for Hans Zimmer’s soundtrack for the 25th James Bond film, No Time To Die, as well as a new release date for the record: 13th November 2020.
The soundtrack will include Billie Eilish’s electrifying title track No Time To Die, co-written (with brother Finneas O’Connell) and performed by Eilish, which topped the Official UK Singles Chart in its first week of release, following a captivating performance with Hans Zimmer at the BRIT Awards. 18-year-old Eilish joins an incomparable line-up of singers including Dame Shirley Bassey, Madonna, Adele and Sam Smith as specially selected artists given the prestigious honour of providing a Bond theme. James Bond Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said: ‘Hans and his team have delivered an exceptional and emotional score for No Time To Die. It has been a privilege to work with this legendary composer on one of the best Bond soundtracks ever. Billie and FINNEAS have created a powerful and moving title song for our 25th movie.’ Joining Zimmer on scoring the soundtrack is Johnny Marr, who is also the featured guitarist on the album, with additional music by composer and score producer Steve Mazzaro. Marr, who since co-founding The Smiths has enjoyed a glittering international career working as a session musician and solo artist, is a long-time collaborator with Zimmer. Mazzaro, based in Los Angeles, has previously worked with Zimmer on the 2019 live-action movie The Lion King and his live tour dates, and recently scored the music to the film The Rhythm Section, starring Blake Lively and Jude Law.
The film’s director Cary Joji Fukunaga added: “I’m beyond excited that Hans scored No Time To Die. The music of Bond has always been iconic and I’ve already witnessed Hans adding his touch of genius to the Bond legacy.”
Decca will also release Bond 25 in celebration of the release of the 25th Bond film. This album includes brand new arrangements of the 25 iconic title themes, spanning nearly 60 years of cinema, including From Russia With Love, Diamonds Are Forever, Live And Let Die, GoldenEye and Die Another Day, newly recorded by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios.
No Time To Die from EON Productions, Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios (MGM), and Universal Pictures International is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and stars Daniel Craig in his fifth appearance as James Bond. Craig is joined by Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Léa Seydoux, and Christoph Waltz, who reprise their roles from previous films, with Rami Malek, Lashana Lynch, and Ana de Armas joining the cast.
The film will have its theatrical release from 12th November in the UK through Universal Pictures International and in the US from 20th November through MGM via their United Artists Releasing banner.
With award-winning credits scoring some of the biggest blockbusters in recent history, Zimmer adds his magic touch to an enduring film franchise – creating an unforgettable soundworld for a new generation of fans to enjoy.
No Time To Die – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is released on Decca Records on 13th November 2020
“No Time To Die” Film Synopsis
Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
About Hans Zimmer
Hans Zimmer has scored more than 200 projects across all mediums which, combined, have grossed more than 28 billion dollars at the worldwide box office. Zimmer has been honoured with an Academy Award®, two Golden Globes®, three Grammys®, an American Music Award, and a Tony® Award. Zimmer’s work highlights over the past few years include Widows, which reteamed the composer with director Steve McQueen after previously working together on the critically acclaimed 12 Years A Slave; Blade Runner 2049 which he co-scored alongside Benjamin Wallfisch and earned Grammy, BAFTA and Critics’ Choice nominations for Best Score; and Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk which earned him nominations for an Academy Award, Grammy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA Award, and Critics’ Choice Award.
Other notable scores of Zimmer’s include Gladiator, The Thin Red Line, As Good as It Gets, Rain Man, The Dark Knight trilogy, Inception, Thelma and Louise, Black Hawk Down and The Last Samurai. Zimmer most recently scored the live-action remake of The Lion King, for which he received a Grammy® nomination for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media. The film, which was released by Disney on July 19, 2019, grossed over $1.7 billion at the box office. Upcoming projects include Wonder Woman 1984 set to be released by Warner Bros. June 5, 2020, Top Gun: Maverick, which will be released by Paramount on June 26, 2020, and the latest James Bond film No Time to Die, which will be released by MGM on April 10, 2020. Recently, Zimmer completed highly successful Hans Zimmer Live tour stops across Asia and Australia and continues to perform concerts around the globe including an upcoming European tour beginning in February 2021.
About Decca Records
Decca is one of the world’s iconic record labels. The logo has been associated with some of recorded music’s defining acts: The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Luciano Pavarotti and Ella Fitzgerald to name a few. Decca has a strong association with soundtracks – from early Rogers and Hammerstein to James Horner and Hans Zimmer; from hit movie musicals to the London 2012 Olympics. The label has a long history of best-selling soundtrack releases such as ‘Gladiator’, ‘Braveheart’, ‘Shine’, right through to ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy, the last Bond soundtrack for ‘Spectre’, the Oscar-winning soundtrack to ‘The Shape of Water’ and the soundtrack to the multi-award-winning film ‘Judy’. Decca is also home to such diverse and distinctive artists as Gregory Porter, Melody Gardot, Ludovico Einaudi, Aurora, Imelda May and The Lumineers. Find out more at www.decca.com.
About EON Productions
EON Productions Limited and Danjaq LLC are wholly owned and controlled by the Broccoli/Wilson family. Danjaq is the US based company that co-owns, with Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios, the copyright in the existing James Bond films and controls the right to produce future James Bond films. EON Productions, an affiliate of Danjaq, is the UK based production company that has made the James Bond films since 1962 and together with Danjaq controls all worldwide merchandising. No Time To Die, the twenty-fifth 007 film, will be released in November 2020. For more information, visit www.007.com.
Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) is a leading entertainment company focused on the production and global distribution of film and television content across all platforms. The company owns one of the world’s deepest libraries of premium film and television content as well as the premium pay television network EPIX, which is available throughout the U.S. via cable, satellite, telco, and digital distributors. In addition, MGM has investments in numerous other television channels, digital platforms, interactive ventures, and is producing premium short-form content for distribution. For more information, visit www.mgm.com.
Sincerely Anne, who has taken the music industry by storm with her haunting voice and heartfelt lyrics, has announced the release of a new single which, like She’s on Fire, offers a powerful message.
TRANSCEND is about overcoming hardships – whatever form they may take in your life – and allowing yourself to grow in spite of adversity. “We all go through hardships and sometimes it feels as if we are in an endless loop of problems. This song is about growing stronger through suffering and allowing ourselves to grow positively from it – to become warriors,” she explains.
As with her other songs, Anne’s inspiration for the lyrics came from personal experience and emotions – she lost a very close friend to crime and is in the process of overcoming serious health complications due to long-term tick-bite fever. But while the song is a message the artist essentially wrote to herself, it is also one that is universally relatable.
“I understand that telling someone who is battling something that ‘you need rain for flowers to grow’ can seem invalidating when they are not standing in your shoes. But TRANSCEND is more like an inner monologue – a message of encouragement, from you, to you” she explains. “I wanted to grow some flowers from the rain I was experiencing in my life and in the process, I am hoping to inspire others to do the same.”
The single, which perfectly showcases her soothing yet powerful voice, will be complemented by a stunning video of which 99% was shot under water, but fans will have to wait until 17 September for the release of this breathtakingly beautiful music video.
Anne currently lives in Johannesburg but grew up on a farm, where she was home-schooled until the age of thirteen. She is the youngest of five children and started playing the violin at a very young age. She had been playing violin at events for nineteen years and singing in bands for five years before launching her solo career, which she regards as one of her biggest endeavours, in 2017.
She has enjoyed many career highlights over the years and has shared the stage with a number of big names in the music industry, including Connell Cruise, Ard Matthews, Joshua na die Reën, Jan Blohm, Amanda Strydom, Graeme Watkins Project, Shortstraw, Shaun Jacobs and more. She also featured in various orchestras, like the NWU PUK Orchestra and Rand Symphony Orchestra, both as concert master and violinist. She is a violin and piano tutor when she is not on stage.
“My personal hardships have encouraged me to follow my heart and live passionately while there is still time to do so. What I want people to take from TRANSCEND is that because life is uncertain, we must ‘live so it’s a shame to die’. While we have air in our lungs, we can still have an impact,” she concludes.