Popular new Afrikaans artist Corné Pretorius has been winning over many fans since the release of his 2020 debut songs and radio hits “Vuur en Vlam”, “Vergewe My” and “Halfvol.”
With his new track “Biertjies”, Pretorius teamed up with Die Heuwels Fantasties and Ampie to create the ultimate summer-braai hit! “Biertjies” is also the title of a newly released 4-track EP that comprises of all the above-mentioned tracks.
All three his single releases in 2020 were recorded and released during various phases of lockdown. Pretorius says that it was a natural progression to record a lekker-fun song for his 4th single. “With “Biertjies” I am excited as a new artist to have the privilege to collaborate with Die Heuwels and Ampie. You can imagine that this is so exciting/next level for me! There is currently a lot of stress in the world. So, we wanted to do something totally easy and chilled. I think we can all do with a bit of a break at this point.”
“Biertjies” was recorded at Sunset Recording Studios in Stellenbosch. Pretorius says that the idea was to organize a family day with all involved and to record “Biertjies” while also relaxing and having a braai with the spectacular scenery at Sunset Studios. The video of the single consists of the footage that was taken on this unforgettable day.
Hunter Kennedy wrote the lyrics for “Biertjies.” He says that, although it is difficult to always stay positive during these trying times, it is of great importance to take care of one`s soul-stuff. One way of doing this is to focus on positive memories and experiences. With the writing of this song, I was looking to find a common denominator that represents the good things in life. The image that stuck with me was that of having a beer with one`s friends around a campfire. Loving weekends, Wednesdays and holidays, getting together and enjoying life is something that we all have in common.”
Pretorius says that the past has exceeded his expectations.” I started my music career in the middle of a phase 5 lockdown. Some of the initial parts of my first single “Vuur en Vlam” was recorded on my cellphone. It was all still just a dream back then. Now, in less than a year, I have released 4 successful singles, did a show with Francois van Coke and am continuously collaborating with some of SA`s best artists on various tracks that we will be rolling out during the coming year. Watch this space!” I am lucky to be working with the best in the business and am grateful to the public for their support. For now, I hope that fans will enjoy the “Biertjies” EP. I am super proud of every single track!”
Videos of the tracks on the EP:
Vuur en Vlam: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-Lub2yQjZA
Vergewe My: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJ6j9a_XU98