At the end of the day …. “Shake It Off”, Alex’s cover!!

~~November 25, 2014~~ 

It’s been a few months since Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” music video was released, but now, a new cover by Alex Boye’ is making the world dance and surrender once more to this impossibly-catchy tune. However, the video is more than just your average cover of another pop song. What Alex Boye’ has created is an “African Hipster Version” of the melody, complete with African rhythms, voices and instruments.

Boye’ begins the video by standing in a bright, wooden room while clutching a handheld microphone in his hand. He welcomes the audience as a door panel slides open to the coaxing sounds of the piano, like a circus master during the grand opening of a show.

His grand opening is short lived, however, and the cameras then cut to Boye’ in a different room as the song starts. Boye’ is accompanied by the musical group, Changing Lanes, whose deep, timber vocals complements Boye’s sharper and higher-pitched tone. By the time the pre-chorus comes around, “But I keep cruising / Can’t stop, won’t stop moving” – what we get is a surprisingly wonderful blend of African, jazz, and funk music.


What really makes this video soar, though, is Boye’, with his vocal charm and charismatic presence in front of the camera. Unlike Taylor Swift, there is nothing awkward or clumsy about his dance moves, no slip-ups or collapses to cringe about. Nothing is truer than the words when he sings, “I never miss a beat / I’m lightning on my feet.” This isn’t to say that he doesn’t let loose, because Boye’ is anything but tame in this video.

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 Shake It Off – (African Hipster Version)

Alex Boye’ & Changing Lanes

~~Published on Nov 10, 2014~~

Unfortunately, Taylor Swift was not available at the time of shooting this video, although she did send a text, saying she would be late..

Many thanks to the Changing Lanes Band for representing, showin’ up and showing out!!!


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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #hrexachwordpress


We ALL are ONE!! 


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