2020 DIGITAL SINGLE TRACKLISTING
Electric was recorded in 2007 featuring Ree-burth artist and fellow collaborator Nathi Louw. The song was only available on CD-single, with a small production run of 100 copies produced specifically for a corporate event. With Egmond's focus on his career in Afrikaans, the song was left unreleased. An altered, more commercial, version of the song was made available in 2014, and a short promotional video was produced, being just over a minute long. This version of the track omitted all the references to the original "Ace Version" of 2007. The track was later removed as a stand alone release but included on his 2015 greatest hits album 1 Dosyn, featuring the vocals of Nathi Louw. It was also included on the 2017 EP Lights Blinding.
In 2020, while releasing new music videos for the album tracks off of his album Remixed, the idea to finish the partially completed music video was born. Yet after its initial playback, the recording became a solo record. The 2013 filmed material, which was left incomplete because featured artist Nathi Louw was unavailable at the time, was revisited to serve as the base material used in the new video. The video was considered completed in May, however after initial playback the video went back into production. With added effects, the music video was completed in early June.
It was announced for release on June 30th to celebrate Egmond's birthday, with preorders going live a week prior. The video, a completely new take on the 2014 version (which has seen a limited online release only), boasts a range of new effects and footage that has been left in the drawer for years. According to the artist the song never had its time to shine and with its official single release and accompanying video, the song's unintentional delay paid off when it was released 13 years after recording it.
The single was meant to also feature a unique B-side: the demo of Egmond's upcoming single Everything We Say featuring Algorrid3m; however this was dropped from the release at the last minute to be utilized later.
I see you / Walking around so lost astray / I feel you / The urge for fashion in the way / I'm smiling / I say that you look good today / No crying / I'll go the extra mile and say // Your look is electric / Your style is electric / Your taste is electric / Look sharp, you're electric // Results in / The superstars came out to play / You will win / Hear everybody say...
Words & Music: Egmond
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