The Dutch rapper Bokoesam recently released his new album ‘Nachtvlinder‘. If you thought the songs on there were getting to you, wait till you hear what Bokoesam did to show the next level of his artistry.
On the new album, we hear his familiar sound, but there are also a number of songs with a surprisingly sensitive edge. One is the song ‘Voor Jou’, an ode to his son, in which he says to stop going out and do drugs. For the Red Bull Music – Uncut session, together with ZO! Gospel Choir and guitarist Remi Lauw, Bokoesam created a beautiful live version of the track.
‘This track is perhaps the most personal song I’ve ever made, it sounds like a love song and in the beginning you really get the feeling that it’s written for a girl. Later in the song you hear that it’s about my son. By doing the Uncut session in this way, with the choir, the acoustic guitar and everything, I hope people understand how important the track is to me, it’s a side I’ve never shown before.’ – Bokoesam
In the series ‘Red Bull Music – Uncut’ artists work on a special live version of a song, which they then record in one take. Artists such as Mr. Probz, Yung Nnelg, Pete Philly and Full Crate already preceded Bokoesam. It’s a process that reveals new things in a song and the way artists approach the song.
“It feels great to make such a version because during the rehearsals we looked for the vibe and the connection between the choir, the guitarist and I and in the end, it went perfectly! I am a happy Bokoesam. I think it’s amazing to see how this came together. I really think we have created something magical, now focusing on the tour that is coming, something special to share with the world. – Bokoesam.
Here’s a look at the Uncut Session and if you’re planning to witness ‘Nachtvlinder’, get your tickets here.