Love it! Heerlijke vragen om te beantwoorden: welke track mogen ze op je begrafenis draaien, wat is de ultieme autorijplaat en welke muziek zet je aan op die momenten waar je geen selfies van maakt.
Cortonville stimuleert de eigenzinnige artiest en ik vind het ultiem cool tussen het rijtje helden te staan die deze VIPlaylist ook hebben samengesteld. HIER vind je mijn versie.
Please take a moment to watch this well made video by Frits de Beer of Fighting Wildfires sung as a duet by singer-songwriter Gerhardt and myself.
Gerhardt and I met in the middle of the night, only a few minutes before hitting the stage. We started performing our own songs one after the other but immediately started improvising backing vocals and instrumental parts to the other person’s songs. This was such a blast for the both of us that we decided then and there to take this collaboration to the next level. The first result of that being this VIDEO
“Write us a song and immediately perform it live on the radio.
Listeners have tweeted these titles. Choose the one you like.
You have one hour.
AAAAARRRGHGHHH that was quite daunting!
Luckily I had the best band in the world with me and they pulled me through this absurd though exciting task.
Wanna see the result of the brand new song “Finally Me”? Click HERE
Which was lovely! For the second time this year The Ladies of the Lowlands collaborated to give a unique performance, this time at the renowned Songbird Festival in Rotterdam. It was craaaaazy hectic that day for me because just a few hours before I played my last performance of “Mijn jas is mijn huis” with the Residentie Orkest in The Hague (!). Luckily my family was there to speed race me to the Doelen in Rotterdam where I put my bag down and immediately ran to the 3FM studio to perform our cover of “She” (Laura Mvula) live on the radio. Watch a clip HERE (I seem rather calm, don’t I? Weird, cause that’s not at all how I felt! Compensation I guess ;) )
There are songs that form you. They’ve imprinted on your soul. They are part of who you are and you can’t erase them, ever. You don’t want to. They stream through your blood. They have locked themselves into a corner of your cells, your dna is transformed by them. To me, Play dead of Björk is one of those songs.
In a way when I write or compose I always try to create that song as if it never happened. And I’m not Bjork. I am me, so when I write, other stuff comes out. Something like Last Bridge for instance. I am so grateful for the inspiration.
It’s not the only song I always want to write; Radiohead’s Knives Out is one and so is Silent all these years by Tori Amos, I want you by Elvis Costello, Island by Heather Nova and I could go on here for a while…