The new album “Herverbeel” by Die Heuwels Fantasties, is a great musical ride that includes acoustic renditions and exciting collaborations in the re-imagining of some of their most popular songs. The idea was to rework some of their older songs, to give it a whole new vibe and feel. Classic Heuwels hits, refreshed and rebooted.
Collaborations have become characteristic of Die Heuwels and with this new release, many well-known artists including Tresor, Tarryn Lamb, Laudo Liebenberg, Ampie, Die Krefies, Loki en Margot Rothman, among others, can be heard on the new versions of the tracks.
For fans who are keen to hear a brand- new song, there is the smashing opening track, “Hardloop Weg.” Pierre Greeff says that they cannot wait for fans to hear this new single. Greeff wrote the song on his phone one morning at 03h00. He says: “It almost felt as if the song wrote itself, it came so easily to me. Fred and I sat together and put the song together, almost as instantly as it was written I can count the times in which songs happened so effortlessly over the years on my one hand. Usually these ones are the gems. I kind of feel that this song is relevant to the times that we live in. I hope that our fans will feel it too.”
Hunter Kennedy says that to rework some of their songs was a great way to shine the spotlight on some great older tunes. “We released a new album earlier this year, titled 2021, and introduced it to the world during lockdown with a big livestream show. An album-release of this show-recording, “Live in Lockdown”, followed and because we have not played many gigs during the year, we also had time to work on Herverbeel. It was a comfortable process for me because the lyrics were already written. LOL! It was bucket list stuff for me to have the opportunity to work with Tresor. Margot`s Mejuffrou Sonneblom is supercool and TeeJ did a great job as always. I also like what Ampie and Murray Lubbe did with Ons Moet Leef – actually, everyone who worked on the album, including the different producers, did excellent work.
The single “Hardloop Weg” will be released on Friday 4 December 2020 and Herverbeel will be available on digital platforms from Friday 11 December. A Video of “Hardloop Weg” will also be introduced with the new tune. DHF was impressed with Hugo Brand`s work as DOP on the “Mejuffrou Sonneblom” video and with this new video, Brand took the seat as director. The video was shot with the band over two days, with popular actress, Rolanda Marais, as the leading lady.
View HARDLOOP WEG video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBBaRuYl4-k
Listen here: www.platoon.lnk.to/herverbeel