Rinél Day : Ek Het Opgestaan

“The songs I write are based on true events and emotions.” Rinél Day


Ek Het Opgestaan

Ek Het Opgestaan Album

EK HET OPGESTAAN, her third studio album, can mainly be described as Afrikaans Country with a Pop twist, and it differs a lot from what she used to sing in the past. “The album is a combination of Country and Pop music. There are moving songs like ‘Jy’t My Gered’ with beautiful Country elements that will capture the heart, while other tracks will make you want to get up and dance,” Rinél shares enthusiastically. “I started working on the content of the album in 2016 and asked other writers’ opinions on some of the songs. Werner Beukes recorded the album in Cape Town at the beginning of the year.”

The album consists of fifteen tracks, specially formulated to complement her soothing voice. Rinél wanted to select music that fans could relate to and believes that Jy’t My Gered and Hier Om Te Bly will be very popular, just like the first single taken from this album, Ek Het Opgestaan. Rinél drew a lot of inspiration for the music on the album from her own life.

Rinél Day’s new album is a collection of rhythmic feel-good music that is soft on the ear, and makes you look forward to social gatherings and dance parties. Her unique approach and sugary-sweet voice is like a fresh breeze in a genre that can be very ordinary.


Rinél Day Bio

Rinél was born in Vryheid and grew up in Richards Bay and Swartruggens, and has been working in the music industry for more than a decade. She comes from a very musical family and has always been encouraged to follow her dreams. At the age of seventeen, she had her first gig in a small pub in Benoni, which officially launched her music career.

This talented singer won her first singing competition at the age of ten and released her first self-titled Ghoema-nominated album (Best Pop Album by a Female Artist) in 2012. It was very well received and delivered twenty-two number one radio hits, including Een Somersaand (ft. Henri Alant), DJ Speel Dit Weer, Geluk and many more.

Her second album, Dit Staan in Die Sterre, was released in 2014 and was equally successful. It received a Ghoema nomination for Best Contemporary Album by a Female Artist and features well-known songs and music videos, such as Dit Staan in die Sterre, Ligjare Weg, Maak My Joune, etc. that have reached thousands of people over the past few years.

This versatile artist has achieved various career highlights: in 2012 she came sixteenth in the international World Peace Song Contest, with her song Vuur Met Vuur Veg (Céline Dion was second in this competition); from 2014 to 2018 she acted as Guardian Angel of the Jacaranda Children’s Home; in 2015 she featured in the Leon Schuster’s blockbuster, Shucks! Pay Back The Money; and lastly, she was also part of the group JANEDUKE that reached the top 26 of the Afri-Visie song writing competition.

She has also become a regular at big music functions and festivals across the country and was part of Lance James’s Country Legendes en Vriende, East Rand Stereo’s Opskop Concert and Vonk’s Afriganza show at Carnival City’s Big Top Arena.


Track List

Ek Het Opgestaan


Jy’t My Gered

Hier om te bly

Breek die mure af

Is jy alleen?

Rescue Me

Maak my Joune

Our New Everything

Stomping on my heart

80’s Medley (ft. Werner Beukes)

Ons is Liefde (ft. Riaan Grobler)

Huil oor Jou

Vlieg oor die Maan

Dit Staan In Die Sterre


Her new album, EK HET OPGESTAAN, is now available online.

Download it here: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/rinelday/ek-het-opgestaan-2


My Favourite Songs

Rinél Day has a beautiful and powerful voice and I enjoyed listening to the entire album and as my husband says “only good things come out of Vryheid” – he was born there as well!

With so many fabulous songs I found it difficult to choose my favourites but I found myself singing “Gyselaar” the most so that is my number 1 choice. My next choice is “Jyt My Gered”, the title track “Ek Het Opgestaan” and I loved the “80’s Medley”. I listened to the whole album again before publishing this post and I also have to add in the song “Our New Everything”.

The theme that I get from the album is LOVE – the newness of love, the brokenness of love, the positivity of love and the wholeness of love.

Love is powerful…..

Giveaway (CLOSED) Winners Debbie Roodt and Kitabokkie.

Thanks to Starburst Promotions I have 2 x hard copy albums to give away to 2 x lucky winners.

Please answer the following question in the comments below :

At what age was Rinél Day’s first gig?

Please note :

  • You may also enter the competition on the Run On Coffee Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.
  • Two winners will be chosen by lucky draw
  • Please note that he competition is for South African residents only as the albums are sent to the winners.
  • Competition closes on the 25 October 2020 at 12pm midday.


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