Henk-Jan’s soundtrack to 2018: 11-20 May

The final batch of contributions to Henk-Jan’s soundtrack to 2018 in Spotify. A memorable song each day. A retrospective on the past 10 days.

Friday 11 May: Adelaide – Unforsaken

Recommended by Indie Music Vision, although it’s a 2015 song. Now with video clip.

Saturday 12 May: Netta – Toy

The Israeli Netta Barzilai won the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. Netta striving for female independence nailed the audience and professional jury with Toy.


Sunday 13 May: Amy Grant – Say It With a Kiss

It’s Mother’s Day. Although this special day is a commercial invention, it’s also good to remember who gave birth to you and raised you with love. Amy Grant‘s latest single came out on Friday. Say It With a Kiss.

Monday 14 May: Snow Patrol – Empress

Snow Patrol‘s back this month with Wildness (25 May release date). Here’s their new single, Empress.


Tuesday 15 May: Eleni Foureira – Fuego

Last Saturday Cyprus representative, the Greek singer, actress, dancer, and fashion designer Eleni Foureira didn’t win the Eurovision Song Contest. And yet, Fuego, is a smooth R&B reminscient of Beyoncé, mixed with Mediterranean pop sound.


Wednesday 16 May: Porcupine Tree – Time Flies

Thursday 17 May: Blue Plasma Orb – Forget About Me

Today I forgot to drive to Zwolle to leave the car there in the garage. Instead I drove on autopilot to Ommen. Fast forward to 4.30 PM at Amsterdam Zuid railway station. I remembered again that I have an appointment at the blood bank to donate plasma. I can’t reach Sanquin in time, so have to reschedule the appointment. Yes, sometimes routines make you forgetful.

Friday 18 May: Jeff Wayne – The Eve of the War


We enjoyed the musical version of the legendary War of the Worlds, composed by Jeff Wayne.

Saturday 19 May: Simple Minds – Summer

Yes, summer’s here again, and so are the Simple Minds.

Sunday 20 May: Plumb – Beautifully Broken (Dave Aude Rhythm Mix)

Last Friday, Plumb release the Beautifully Broken EP with the film version of the previously released single along two remixes. I chose the Dave Aude Rhythm Mix for today. Nice walking pace. The film will be released on 24 August.