Everything We Say
- Ft Algorrid3m -
1) Everything We Say (Single Edit)
2) Everything We Say (Video Version)
Following the success of the Algorrid3m hit Better Days comes the latest English offering from Egmond released in December of 2020. The new single, originally titled Even Better Days, has been in production since late 2017. The song was set for inclusion on the Greatest Hits album Meer Sirkus Applous but was shelved in favour of the Christmas Remix of the song V'more.
Vocals for the song were completed in June 2018 with re-recordings taking place in June 2020. Marc Skarda from October Sun Productions, who previously helmed the Paradys single's production, returned to produce the new single - another collaboration with the mighty Algorrid3m. Final mixing and editing was done to the song in late November.
The single is released as a one-off project between the two artists and is currently not part of a planned album. An Afrikaans version of the single is planned for recording and release in 2021 as part of a different project titled Karnaval.
The music video for the song was filmed in March 2019 on the Indian Ocean between South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province and Mocambique. A behind-the-scenes video was released in early April 2019 and the first photographs of the video were revealed. The single's sleeve debuted on Facebook and Instagram the same month. The video was set aside and work on it only started again in June 2020 when production on the song resumed. The video was completed in late November 2020. Stills from the music video began to feature on social media in the middle half of 2020 and the single's release date was announced to coincide with the 17th anniversary of This Morning. The release was however delayed until December a few months later.
In May it was announced that the demo recorded in 2017 would be included on the release of another English single, Electric. The demo omits the second verse's lyrics. This would have become the first version of the song to be made available publicly and it was scheduled to be released on Egmond's 40th birthday. However, while the demo was pulled at the last minute, it secretly made its debut on Joox. A newly completed black & white music video was planned to accompany the demo's release as the B-side to the Electric single, consisting of material for the single's official music video. When the song was pulled, the demo's video was set to premiere on August 5th, the day after the intended release of the new single, but it was eventually put on hold. The video will be used to further market the song's rich history and story of fruition during the festive season.
At the end of August 2020, the first official teaser of the music video was revealed on YouTube. In November it was announced that the single would be released, including both a standard edit and music video edit.
The brightness in our room dissipates the gloom. It has to be that we are both in tune. We're anchored in our ways with even better days. Our history repeats while our song plays. Making love to you as we run in all directions, run in all directions to... everything we say and everything we do will always bring us back to me and you. Hiding in the sun, flying to the moon - it replicates the sum of me and you. Excitement all around; the noise is muted sound. The bond between us has us always bound. Making love to you...
Music: Algorrid3m & Egmond
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