WATCH: Tiki Taane proposes in the music video of his latest single

Publish Date
Friday, 9 August 2019, 2:09PM
Photo / Facebook - TIKI TAANE

Photo / Facebook - TIKI TAANE

If you think Tiki Taane's new single has a nice ring to it, you're right. The popular dub singer wrote the song for his partner and surprised her with a shock proposal.

Taane wrote the new single, titled Serendipity, for Rachel Axis, his long term partner of five years, and hatched a plan to pull off a surprise proposal during the shooting of the music video.

The pair met at the Edge Water Resort in Rarotonga and Taane said it was "love at first sight". The pair realised they had a "special connection" within hours of meeting each other.

Talking about the song, which was released at midnight, and his top-secret wedding proposal Taane said, "I wanted to create an experience that is up-tempo and fun, that we can always look back on and celebrate, but also something that will hold us accountable during those tougher times we might encounter.

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Kia ora whānau, so here it is, the most fun ive EVER had on a music video shoot!!! So happy to have pulled this off & to have captured something really beautiful that i can share with you all. Many thanks to my fiance @rants_by_rach for being so friggin cool with this surprise & whom this song & video is all about, LOVE you bae! Many thanks to my whānau & friends who were part of this surprise, and all the musicians & singers who feature on the song... i couldnt have done this without you. AROHANUI ❤️❤️❤️ Serendipity written, produced & mixed by Tiki Taane at Tikidub Solar Powered Studios in Papamoa Aotearoa NZL. Featuring @annacoddington Annie Crummer @a_crummer1965 @bohrunga Charlie & Karcia on backup vocals. @marikabass on bass guitar. @saxolucien on saxophone. @bazzamitazz on trumpet. Wazza Maxwell on flute & melodica. Mastered by @evankiljoy at Mercury Audio Rarotonga. Video shot & edited by Mark Russell @rark.mussell from @renegadepeachproject with help from @brutuspowers. Video filmed at @waynetaitphotography. Post animations by Owen Watts from @the_makers_initiative. Hair & makeup by Mary @estellesmakeupandhair. Catering by @karina__ruth & @court_holliday from KC Catering. Assistance from Nanny @lynjarman & Ryder. Lyric advice from @p_money. And many thanks to @nikki_needles & @gregcampbelltattoo for being there in the very beginning.

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"I couldn't be any happier with the song, the video.. and now that she has said "yes", of course, the outcomes of the proposal."

To make the song extra special Taane called in a who's who to help including vocalists Annie Crummer, Boh Runga and Anna Coddington. The couple's children, Charlie and Karcia also appear on the song.