South African acts aKing, JR, Die Heuwels Fantasties, Locnville, Thieve and Van Coke Kartel collaborated to cover Corey Hart’s 1980s classic, Sunglasses at Night.
The video is just some candid shots of the bands being casual at the mall. It’s almost a documentary, really. Natural.
What do you think?
Said Hart, upon hearing the South African cover, “I’m flattered by their choice of single for this project, I think they did a slamming hip on the song”.
Apparently slamming hips don’t lie, as the track has been steadily climbing local charts of late.
The video was directed and produced by Philip Erasmus of Tommy Tucker, filmed and edited by David Swart, featuring additional footage by aKing drummer Jaco ‘Snakehead’ Venter.
It was shot in the north of Cape Town, at Tygervalley Shopping Mall, N1 City Shopping Mall and the Abarth Uno Turbo Club of South Africa.
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