Memorable songs of 21-31 January 2017

As a follow-up to 2016’s HotSpotify 366 challenge, I created Henk-Jan’s soundtrack to 2017 in Spotify. A song to every single day. New releases, markers to special occasions or throwback anthems.

Saturday, 21 January: Het Goede Doel – België

Yesterday it became clear that my next assignment (starting in 10 days) will be in Brussels, Belgium.  A classic Dutch hit for this opportunity.

Sunday, 22 January: Various artists – The Humma Song

This Sunday night Klazien and I went to Gandhi restaurant in Zwolle. I sought advice from Indian scrum team members at ABN AMRO Bank. That proved to be a little awkward since most are vegetarians and didn’t know how meat and fish dishes tasted. The Humma Song from OK Jaanu, a 2017 romantic drama film, is currently one of the top-3 songs in the Indian charts, so let’s have some music played along the curries.

Monday, 23 January: Blaudzun – Press On (Monday’s Child)

Jupiter II is getting a shape. The next single by Blaudzun was released last Friday.

Tuesday, 24 January: Vanbot – Collide

In last Friday’s Release Radar playlist were some fine new tracks, such as Collide by the Swedish electronica act Vanbot.

Wednesday, 25 January: Hannah Kerr – Warrior

Hannah Kerr‘s Warrior from her Overflow album is a kind of wave that banner song. I’m a survivor, oops, I mean: I’m a warrior.

Thursday, 26 January: Joy Williams – Ordinary World

Duran Duran themselves are proud of Joy Williams covering Ordinary World. Who am I to disagree on #throwbackthursday?

Friday, 27 January: Tesla Boy – Avoid

I am thankful for the suggestion EQMusic blog to listen to Avoid by the Russian electropop band Tesla Boy. Now you can listen to it as well.

Saturday, 28 January Eisley – Louder Than a Lion

Jesusfreakhideout.com suggested the upcoming Eisley album I’m Only Dreaming with great expectations. Raw instrumentation, mid-tempo, one to listen to. Here’s the lead single.

Sunday, 29 January: Het Vreemdelingencollectief – Dit Is Uw Koninkrijk

We can pray and preach on God’s Kingdom on Sunday. Het Vreemdelingencollectief sang about it a few years ago on their Niemandsland (No Man’s Land) album: a 24/7 everlasting Kingdom.

Monday, 30 January: Steve James & LIGHTS – Warrior

Vanwege “I’m not stopping for you / I’m a fucking warrior.” krijgt de strijdbaarheid van LIGHTS‘ samenwerking met de 18-jarige producer Steve James meteen het stempel explicit in Spotify. De zangeres zet Warrior in een recent interview in het licht van de recente Women’s March“Especially after the Women’s March, I’m so proud of what women have [accomplished] and will accomplish. [The song] can work for anybody, but I’m obviously coming from a woman’s perspective. I’m a mother in the industry; I still feel like a kid all the time. Any little thing that makes you feel stronger—[when you’re] trying to face the world and trying to make the right decision—is helpful.”

Tuesday, 31 January: Bhi Bhiman – Moving to Brussels

Today’s story. Fortunately I could find an apprproriate song on Spotify as well.