Jeremy Loops, the iconic Kommetjie ‘songster’ who has long been responsible for many unofficial South African indie-folk anthems, has released a collaboration with one of the most famous indie-turned-pop artists – Mr Ed Sheeran and his team.
‘Better Together’, as the feel-good tune is simply titled, already had its ‘sneak peeks’ trailing the internet back in 2020. The song has also been around for a minute (since 2019), but quite a wait later and the video is out and ready to be added to our feel-good go-to’s.
According to Texx and The City, Loops and Sheeran met at a private party, part of Sheeran’s first South Africa stadium show where they connected.
The result would end up being a collaboration between artists that have both had a lot to add with their story-telling lyricism and, more recently, feel-good vibrancy.
The video, set at a quirky party, sees Loops and his guitar bouncing high (trampolines were involved) in the track of solidarity, something that echoes the South African philosophy of uBuntu.
Short, sweet, and a little messy, Loops described the filmset as “the most playful film set [he’s] ever been on.”
He also added that “if you invite me to your house party or wedding, this is how we’re getting down.”
Take a look: ‘Better Together’