Metal outfit Affiance have released their cover of Toto’s 80s soft rock gem, “Africa”, which is available for purchase here and premiered via New Noise.
Affiance’s Dennis Tvrdik explained the band’s reason for covering this track to New Noise, saying, “About a month before we left for our South Africa tour in 2014, Patrick [Galante] and I were at a bar and Toto’s ‘Africa’ came on. I had joked that we should cover the song since we did a cover of ‘The Final Countdown’ by Europe, thinking it was clever to keep the whole continent thing going.”
Tvrdik continued, “But what if we actually recorded it in South Africa? The rest is history. We recorded and mostly wrote ‘Africa’ while in Africa at Audio Militia in Johannesburg. Well, if that wasn’t on my bucket list, it sure is now! This is a reminder of one of the most personally impacting and life-changing tours/experiences to date.”
Affiance cover of Toto’s “Africa” Available on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/africacvr Google Play: http://goo.gl/J5i1WL