Henk-Jan’s soundtrack to 2019: 1-10 November

Each day I add music to my soundtrack to 2019 Spotify playlist. Here’s the list for the first leg of November 2019.

Friday 1 November: Hadwyn & Katie Herzig – Letting Go

I’m off today, out for a 34km walk. Let everything else go on the release date of Katie Herzig‘s new single, a collaboration with Hadwyn.

Saturday 2 November: Space Above & Alisa Xayalith – Stolen Days

While searching The Naked & Famous music to play, I was hinted at an artist choice, Alisa Xayalith collaborated with Space Above, the former band’s offshoot.

Sunday 3 November: Rogier Pelgrim – Someone (remix)

Rogier Pelgrim‘s song Someone recently got remixed by The Why, Sander Geboers (keyboard player for Claudia de Breij) and Roel Rats (EDM producer).

Monday 4 November: TAL – ADN

Off to Brussels with an encouragement: “L’amour va et vient, oui on le sait. Les gens ne s’aiment pas longtemps. Mais l’amour d’un père, est-ce dans les gênes?” Fatherly love seems to be embedded in our DNA. Three children to love, without a specific favourite.

Tuesday 5 November: X Ambassadors & K.Flay – Confidence

Someone entering the room, getting you off-balance losing your confidence. A funny, smooth track by the American indie rock band X Ambassadors and K.Flay (the rapper that opened for Lights on her European tour in 2015). X Ambassadors are performing in the Netherlands every single year. On 27 February 2020 the band will be back in Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht as part of their ORION tour.

Wednesday 6 November: Of Monsters and Men – Wild Roses

Tonight, Klazien and I attend the Of Monsters and Men concert in Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht with friends.

Thursday 7 November: Amit Trivedi & Mika Singh – The Pad Man Song

The OST title song for Pad Man (2018). Today, my review was published on my blog.

Friday 8 November: Alphabeat – I Don’t Know What’s Cool Anymore

80’s synth pop to fill a dancefloor. Alphabeat is back with brand new music, deeply rooted in the sound that boosted Madonna (a mashup with Papa Don’t Peach can easily be made), Bash-N-The Code, and Kim Boyce, to name only a few. The band’s upcoming 12 November concert in De Oosterpoort, Groningen and 13 November concert in Melkweg, Amsterdam got cancelled due to unexpected circumstances. Hopefully, they’ll return soon.

Saturday 9 November: Gipsy Kings – Camino

Today, I was the captain of one of the groups of 30-50 people that have walked the Pronkjewailpad from April to October to lead them on the Camino Groningen from Middelbert to Groningen.

Sunday 10 November: Ekkoes – Utopia

This Sunday is odd. Study time in the morning for next week’s Agile Project Management Foundation and Practitioner exams. In the evening Allie X and Marina in concert in Melkweg, Amsterdam. In the afternoon, I guide a reading club from Rotterdam through the Bijlmermeer neighborhood, where novelist Murat Isik was born and raised and situated his novel Wees Onzichtbaar (Be invisible) as well. Bijlmermeer with honeycomb apartment buildings and strictly separated functions for living, commuting, leisure, and work, was envisioned as the city of the future, a kind of utopia back in the 1960s. The Ekkoes‘ latest single from their upcoming Stasiland album fits perfectly.