Last week I did an acoustic session with jvdp.tv on the streets of Amsterdam. We recorded a couple of songs.


This is 'As Far As You Will Go'

Being fed up with all the cancelations, I decided to take on a different approach when writing for my new album. I wanted to record songs that could also 'work' on just an acoustic guitar, on my own.


I did two solo acoustics shows: One in Paard-Den Haag on September 4 and one in Mezz-Breda on September 12. It was a little scary, since it's a whole different dynamic on stage, but I have to say I liked it a lot. Here's a picture of me on stage in Breda.

In the meantime I've been releasing new songs every two weeks. Click on the artwork below to listen to 'Steer Clear', 'As Far As You Will Go' and my latest single 'Better Off'

I'm playing the Paradiso in Amsterdam on the 24th of November. Tickets bought for the 2020 show are still valid for this one. If you don't have any tickets, you can buy them here.

I just released a new song called 'Shipwreck' and you can listen to it below.


In many ways this song is sort of a sequel to the song 'Lost' from my first album. Both musically and thematically the song's about finding yourself in all too familiair (mental) places and situations of mainly restlessness. I like how music can do that: I see it as an endless stream of beautiful meaningful references, possibilities, but you can also just enjoy it for being fun, sweet or because it just makes you feel good.


I sometimes see the process of creating as a constant fight with restlessness. It's what keeps me going, but it's also something that can stand in the way of things like inspiration or vibe. Lately I think I'm in the process of embracing it, just going with it, make whatever I feel; put it out there and on to the next one.


There's this book I love with one of my favorite title's ever: Book Of Disquiet (Boek der Rusteloosheid) from the Portugees writer Fernando Pessoa, which if you haven't read it yet, I can highly recommend. It's perfect book to have laying around in your house for it consists of all this small beautiful bits of thoughts and stories.

My dear friend Jeroen van der Poel made a video for 'Shipwreck' and I'm very grateful for that. I'm a big fan of his work and I think he's a great artist. It captures the vibe of the song spot on. There's all this subtle references to the lyrics in the video, I think it's great.


You can find more of his work here:


Here's the first single of my new album:



Band:

Thijs Elzinga-Steel Guitar

Lana Kooper-Bass

Annemarie van den Born-Drums

Judith Rijsenbrij-Keys



I will release 8 songs until the release of my new album on November 19 2021.


Shows:

4 September in het Paard in Den Haag

12 September in de Mezz Breda

24 november in de Paradiso

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