The English translation of hemelpoorte is ‘the gate of heaven’ and with a title as thought-provoking as this one the artist surely must have had an epiphany of some sort while writing this song. Afrikaans musician Deon Groot has released a single that explores a man’s unconditional love for his better half on the brink of death.
The music video was shot in a cabin in the bush and depicts Groot as a man in need of a kidney donor. He decides not to tell his wife, after being rejected by a medical institution, but rather spends every moment of his last days with her while racing against time.
“When I wrote this, I sat down and thought about how I would like to feel about the great love of my life one day (when I finally find her) and what type of man I want to be for her”, says Groot. This sentiment is definitely conveyed in the lyrics which also make reference to bible scriptures that stress the importance of including God in every day life.
With all of life’s up-and-downs hemelpoorte combined with Groot’s soothing voice will make your day and provide you with a glimmer of hope.