AFFIANCE and New Noise have teamed up to premiere the band’s cover of Toto’s ’80s soft rock gem “Africa.” Listen here. The song is available for purchase here.
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.”