Welcome to the release concert of my first album, “love is love”, tomorrow in the center of Brussels in Boom café (rue Plétinckx 7) at 19h! Looking forward to sharing my music with you…
I hope you’re all enjoying the warmer weather and (hopefully) some well deserved holidays!
I’ve been playing around with playlisting on Spotify, and have compiled this collection of summery songs written and performed by female musicians. From Emiliana Torrini to Melody Gardot (and some new favorites in between), these are perfect to enjoy while lounging around in the shade, sipping a cold drink and getting lost inside a delicious daydream…
I’ll be adding new songs from time to time, so feel free to follow the playlist to keep listening along 🙂
This made me laugh so hard. “The longer the note, the more dread.” From “The peep show”, one of my favorite TV series. Check it out if you don’t know it, you might get hooked.
So I got a little behind on the upkeep of this “favorites” section… But here are a couple of things that I enjoyed these last two weeks:
First, how delightful is this? Makes me wanna go out and buy a whole bunch of kid’s instruments to experiment with, so fun.
Second, I’ve been on a Radiohead roll. It’s great music for getting lost in while walking around the city. Outwardly I look like a functioning adult, grocery shopping, but inside of my ears, this is going on:
Have a great weekend!
This was one of those cases where two song ideas (one “old” idea for a melody and a new lyric + chord pattern) clicked together. I love it when that happens. It’s as if those two ideas were floating around in my head, knowing all along that they belonged together but patiently waiting for me to make the connection 🙂
It’s a little darker from my usual songs, but sometimes that’s necessary. I hope you like it.
Here’s a little video of one of the songs we played last week during Annasara‘s concert last Friday! This is her song “Salzburg” and I hope you enjoy it 🙂 (It was quite fun to play bass and sing backing vocals at the same time!)
You can also find Annasara on Spotify (and I can assure you all her songs are amazing), so go check her out if you haven’t already!
And now for something completely different! This week I’ve been listening to “Jethro Tull, the string quartets”, the new album of Ian Anderson/ Jethro Tull. I like it! Old favorites refreshingly re-thought and recorded with (duh) string quartet. Sometimes also with Ian singing, playing the flute…
When I was small, there was always Jethro Tull playing in the background because my dad is a huge fan 🙂 So this music makes me very happy and takes me back in time.
I hope you all had a nice week! Mine was filled with office work, but tonight we play a concert in Malmo (yay!)
This week I’ve been listening to a lot of Regina Spektor. She’s so inspiring. Her songs are like little worlds to get lost in. The stories, her use of rhythm in how she sings and pronounces words, sometimes even makes up sounds… Her lyrics are so crazy and touching at the same time. And she can do anything with her voice. Some people really can do it all!
Here are a couple of my favorites:
I love the image of the artworks in museums trying to escape…
Very different vibe from her other songs, I like the sound on this one.
And again a crazy story to get lost into. (Despite the bleak atmosphere, I think if futuristic humans are still writing songs and poetry things are gonna be alright :))
I wish you all a wonderful weekend!
Sweetest illusion is another song I wrote when I was 17 years old, and I’m so happy to finally have a good recording of it!
It started out as a little acoustic thing, but things got kind of out of hand in the studio and I now jokingly call it my “Eurovision song” 🙂
Here’s the lyric video of it (subscribe on YouTube to follow along with the newest uploads!)