The king of Afrikaans pop music is back. He dropped his last album Lied Vir Die Vrou back in 2014 and now Kurt Darren is back with his highly anticipated new album, Sal Jy Met My Dans? The album has been flying off the shelves and topped the Afrikaans charts on the local iTunes store. To celebrate the release of yet another album, Kurt has decided to take things back to basics as he drops his new single, Kaalvoet Sokkie.
Kurt’s music is usually the soundtrack to one of South Africa’s most popular form of dance – the sokkie, and while his previous albums saw him lean towards a more modern pop sound, the singer has decided to go back to his roots and make the kind of music his audience loves. We love how Kurt has dedicated the song to the popular dance and his authenticity really shines through in the track. In doing this, however, the song does tend to sound a bit dated. Vocally, Kurt has such a beautiful tone to his voice and it shines through on the track, but we’re not loving the use of autotune here. That being said, this is another catchy track from Kurt and bound to be yet another smash hit.
“I felt that it was time to awaken the dance ‘gees’ in all of us again and Kaalvoet Sokkie is the perfect song to do just that. We are going to light up the country with dance,” Kurt says on his new single. Congrats on another banger and changing the game yet again, Kurt! Remember to support local music and buy the song on iTunes today.
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