Henk-Jan’s soundtrack to 2019: 11-20 April

Each day I add music to my soundtrack to 2019 Spotify playlist. Here’s the list for another ten days of April 2019.

Thursday 11 April: Roosevelt – Everywhere

It’s both #throwbackthursday as well as the night I will be attending the Roosevelt concert in De Melkweg, Amsterdam. This German synth pop act recently covered Fleetwood Mac’s 1987 hit Everywhere. To refresh your memory first the original music video, then Roosevelt‘s version.

Friday 12 April: Martin Smith – Iron Lung

Martin Smith released a very personal track. As a young child of only six months old, he had to get assistance of an iron lung.

Saturday 13 April: Zodiac – Open Air Musuem

Guess where we were today.

Sunday 14 April: Level 42 – Running in the family

My sister, her partner and oldest daughter, me, my wife, and one of our daughters participated in the IJsselloop in the city of Deventer. Running’s a family affair.

Monday 15 April: Soundlift, RedSound & Cathy Burton – Empty Echoing

Brand new vocal trance featuring Cathy Burton.

Tuesday 16 April: Golden Fable – Finery

One of the ‘wow’ tracks on last Friday’s Release Radar: Golden Fable, that reminded me of Enya. Their Alchemy album will be released on 14 June.

Wednesday 17 April: Jasmine Thompson – Some People

Relaxed R&B from English singer and songwriter Jasmine Thompson who recently released the EP Colours.

Thursday 18 April: Skif Bazaty – Your Kiss

Happy birthday to Klazien 🙂

Friday 19 April: Marina – To Be Human

We’re all human, how different we may think we are. Marina (and the Diamonds) about this song: “To Be Human is probably the most important song on this record for me, because thematically it sums up the headspace that I’ve come from in the past 3 years. I think the subject matter is really important, it talks about unity. I namecheck a lot of places around the world São Paulo, Verona, Angola, Chicago, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Greece. When I was writing that I wanted to create this picture of humanity, because in our political climate we are constantly being made to see other people as ‘other’. If you’re from a different culture, you’re seen as different and potentially dangerous and I really hate that. I really think that’s a sad way to see humanity. So I wrote this song really thinking about that, and for that reason it really forms a core part of the record.”

Saturday 20 April: Fred de Munk – Garnwerd Feerwerd Ezinge

Two days of walking the Pronkjewailpad in the province of Groningen. Some local flavour added to the mix.