Around this time two years ago my mother got really ill. One afternoon I sat with her in her garden. The sun was shining and the trees were full op promising green. And suddenly I was hit by this enormous feeling of gratitude that I still had time with my mom. This feeling was so big I poured it into a song. The song became “Hey, the sun’s here”. It’s the final track on my latest album Fighting Wildfires. It’s an ode to how she raised me. When I sang it to her she was so touched by it. I was so happy I could convey my gratitude to her… and I got an idea.
Het is alweer een paar weekjes terug, maar op 7 april mocht ik mijn heldin komen eren bij KRO’s Hemelbestormers op Radio 2. Benieuwd hoe en door wie ik songs ben gaan schrijven?
I’m a bit tired… No, I’m not complaining, I’m completely happy about because I got to sing 17 shows in the past 15 days. And my voice still works? I call it a miracle, but I can still talk :)
I played living room concerts, theater concerts for youth in a production called Waterwolf, little concerts called “in stores” for Record Store Day and of course my album presentation on Wednesday which was an awesome magical night @ Diehl, Arnhem.
The tour hasn’t even started, but try outs have already made me fall in love with living rooms and especially playing them. I like the closeness so much, I want to do this year round.
Oh yes… it took me three years, but there it is, in my hand: my new album Fighting Wildfires. The whole process of making it even resembled that fight sometimes haha. But I’m so glad it’s finished, I love how it sounds and I am looking forward so much to sharing it with you. Take a listen to the first few songs HERE