“The song was specifically written for anyone who has ever been hurt and may have needed to take a step back in life to find themselves again,” says Rinel Day about the meaning behind the title track of her long-awaited new album that’s just been released.
Six years after her previous album, fans of this talented brunette are finally rewarded with the release of a brand-new single that promises to exceed their biggest expectations.
EK HET OPGESTAAN is a meaningful track that perfectly complements the positive theme of her new album. She describes it as a song about faith, hope and love and reveals that it was inspired by a very difficult time in her own life.
“I went through a difficult time after my ex-husband and I split up in 2016. I had to experience so many new things as a single person and had to find myself while I was still picking up the broken pieces of my heart,” she shares.
“A year later, the Lord put the lyrics in my heart. When I wrote it, I wasn’t strong enough to sing it. Now these lyrics have become symbolic of my new life. I found love again and my passion for music is bigger and greater than ever.”
This track has a strong message that will appeal to audiences of all ages and the catchy tune will invite listeners to sing along.
“Difficult times don’t last forever. No matter what you are going through, there is always a chance to get up and move on. The Lord will not give anyone more than they can handle. You are stronger than you think and more than capable to rise above your circumstances.”
EK HET OPGESTAAN is the first single off her third studio album of the same name. “The album is a combination of Country and Pop music.
There are moving songs like ‘Jy’t My Gered’ with beautiful Country elements that will capture the heart, while tracks like ‘Breek die Mure Af’ will make you want to get up and dance,” Rinel shares enthusiastically.
“I started working on the content of the album in 2016 and asked other writers’ opinions on some of the songs. Werner Beukes recorded the album in Cape Town at the beginning of the year.”
The album which will be released soon consists of fifteen tracks, specially formulated to complement her soothing voice. Rinel wanted to select music that fans could relate to and believes that Jy’t My Gered, Hier Om Te Bly and Breek die Mure Af will be very popular.
According to the artist, she drew a lot of inspiration for the music on the album from her own life. “I want my album to give listeners hope that they are able to reclaim and enjoy their lives, no matter what happened in the past,” she explains.
Rinel 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, etc. that have reached thousands of people over the past few years.
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 (Céline Dion was second in this competition); 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.
Shania Twain, Madonna, Carrie Underwood, Katy Perry, Demi Lovato and Marren Morris are credited as her favourite international stars, and she also has great admiration for local artists such as Riana Nel, Juanita du Plessis and Steve Hofmeyr. She would also like to collaborate with Snotkop someday.
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.
“I have developed a new passion for writing. In the past I used to co-write the songs on my album. But now I have the opportunity to write alone and develop my own style of music,” she shares.
“My blog is aimed at an international market, so any woman in the world can benefit from it. I would also like to teach other people how to start a blog and make a living from it. I believe everyone can do with extra money, especially in current times.”
The entertainment industry has taught the singer to be patient, hard-working and goal-oriented when it comes to her dreams.
EK HET OPGESTAAN showcases how much Rinel Day and her music have grown over the years. It also serves as the perfect introduction to a new and exciting chapter in her career.
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