Francois van Coke - 'Dagdrome in Suburbia

Francois van Coke - 'Dagdrome in Suburbia

Francois van Coke - 'Dagdrome in Suburbia

By / Reviews / Monday, 09 December 2019 10:57

Francois van Coke proves that he still has a lot of tricks up his sleeve and isn’t afraid to roll with the times in his latest album 'Dagdrome in Suburbia'.

With no two songs sounding the same. Van Coke steps back and takes stock of his life. With a bit of happiness here and regret there he comes to terms with being an “anargis wat bly in die burbs.”

After *'In Die Nuus', a short but damning critique on the simple life, so to speak, 'Ek Probleem' takes a frustrated swipe at living in a culture that doesn’t suit your way of life before “As Ek Kon” calms things down.

Sharing certain similarities with Cat Stevens’ 'Father and Son' 'As Ek Kon' is a song filled with regret and advice, and an understanding and acceptance that there’s only so much he can do when trying to guide someone else through life.

'Daarsy Boys' picks things up again with its pop-driven attitude that will bring a familiar smile to any South African’s face and the title track will strike a chord with anyone who’s ever dreamt of a better life.

Things take a wobble with 'Not Like Them', a rap-heavy number featuring local wordsmith Riky Rick. One has to respect van Coke’s constant willingness to experiment and keep things sounding fresh but unfortunately, his pop-rock choruses don’t synch smoothly with Rick’s verses.

“Dagdrome in Suburbia” is an album rich in emotion, both good and bad that, for the most part, proves that Francois van Coke is far from done with writing music.

Get your copy of 'Dagdrome In Suburbia' today!

*'In Die Nuus' - Riaan Cruywagen



Daniel Luckhoff-wessels

Daniel Luckhoff-wessels

Daniel is a freelance script-editor and actor, but his real passion is music. He is always on the lookout for new up and coming bands that have a sound that's unique to them. The more interesting the music is, the better. You can find Daniel on the following social media platforms: TwitterInstagram & Wrequiemmusic.

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