Jack Parow and Loki Rothman have been making music together since the days when Loki served as the rapper’s backing vocalist. Today, Loki has made a rather impressive name for himself in the local Afrikaans pop space and the two have subsequently collaborated together on a number of projects. Now, they’re at it again as the duo team up for their new summer anthem ‘Altyd Op Vakansie’ – the theme song off the upcoming romantic comedy ‘Kaalgat Karel’.
According to Jack and Loki, the song ties in perfectly with the film. Written with the main character in mind, the song is upbeat and energetic. “The song is about Karel, who refuses to grow up. He just wants to have fun and live a carefree life without responsibilities. He doesn’t take life too seriously,” shares Rothman.
Loki composed the soundtrack for the film and suggested they get Jack involved in writing the theme song. “I think it’s a great party song,” says Loki. “It gives you that holiday vibe and for people with no worries, it is a great soundtrack for life.”
Jack agrees: “After a rough year we could all use some good vibes and a holiday. The song is light-hearted and fun, and isn’t that what going on vacation is all about? Life is good and we must enjoy it. I always enjoy working with Loki. We have known each other for a long time, and we understand each other’s style and vibe which makes working together quick and easy.”
The accompanying music video features scenes from the film, as well as Jack and Loki having a good time. “In the video we are at home, playing games, drinking beer and having a great time. We are really just living our best life,” says Jack. Loki adds: “The video is meant to encourage people to stop worrying and have a good time.”
The film tells the story of Karel Venter, a guy who loves the thrill of streaking during sports matches – and the accompanying social media stardom! He falls head-over-heels for the paramedic who saves him after a streak gone wrong. However, there’s a problem: she’s a strait-laced single mom who has no interest in his streaking shenanigans.
‘Kaalgat Karel’ premieres in cinemas on 12 February 2021.