Francois van Coke’s highly anticipated sophomore album, Hierdie is die Lewe (This is the Life), will be released on 2nd February 2017. The album can already be pre-ordered from iTunes or Google Play. The first music video from the album, Mensdom was released on 10 November 2016.

Permanent Record released a 7” vinyl featuring Mensdom and a B-side track called Klein Prys (Small Price) that Francois wrote for Fokofpolisiekar, or Die Bende (The Gang) as they are also affectionately known.

Klein Prys is about the legacy the band shares and the tough times that brought them to where they are today.

Francois reminisces about the old days when Fokofpolisiekar started out, the chances they took, the sacrifices they made, and the adventures they shared. After all these years and after everything they have been through, they remain family and still thrive as a band. “It’s been a privilege to walk this road with the Fokof guys and to still regularly play shows with them,” says Francois.

Francois had a very special music video made for Klein Prys. The video contains priceless footage of Fokofpolisiekar in their early years and present days. This footage has never been released and gives the viewer an intimate behind-the-scenes look at the band.

The music video was made by Nelis Botha.

Klein Prys – Lyrics:

dit moes êrens begin
net ’n kans gewaag
groot drome gerook onder groot bome
hou op werk vir eers
vergeet van geld vir nog ses jaar
niks om te verloor nie
kon nie meer in hul leuens glo nie

dronk genoeg om te kan sing
dis ’n klein prys om te betaal

dit was ons eie wêreld
saam op vier wiele
reis die land sonder gesonde verstand
verloor ’n vuisgeveg
doodsdreigemente en kansellasies
niks om te verloor nie
kan nie meer in hul leuens glo nie
dronk genoeg om te kan sing

dis ’n klein prys om te betaal
as my reputasie my inhaal
ek sal betaal
dis ’n klein prys om te betaal

ons speel nog steeds saam
na die al die jare
paar drankprobleme is mos niks tussen vriende
slagoffer van vryheid
dis ’n familiereünie
op die verhoog saam met my vriende
net bly ek mag nog sing

dis ’n klein prys om te betaal
as my reputasie my inhaal
ek sal betaal
dis ’n klein prys om te betaal

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The song is probably one of the best local tracks we’ve heard in a long time, it speaks volumes! Well done, Francois and Fokofpolisiekar. Without you, we would probably still be forced to listen to Goue Sokkie Treffers Vol. 15

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