There is an air of introspection throughout the album, but it is especially prevalent on the third track, “Beter mens”. The ballad, “Die wêreld is mal”, shows off Van Coke’s vocal range and his lyrical skills in a way that takes us back to “Toe vind ek jou”, which became the first Afrikaans song to reach number one on commercial radio charts in South African history.

The last track on the album, “Klein prys”, is a moving tribute to Fokofpolisiekar. It’s a warm song that reminds the listener of the influence of the band on Van Coke’s life and career. In a nutshell, Francois van Coke has outdone himself. The album is exactly what we would expect from one of South Africa’s leading Afrikaans artists.

 

4/5

 

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