Henk-Jan’s soundtrack to 21-30 November 2020

Each day I add music to my soundtrack to 2020 Spotify playlist. Here’s the list for the third batch in November.

Saturday 21 November: Nena – Licht

The title track of Nena‘s fresh release Licht (light) is my favorite today.

Sunday 22 November: Pristina featuring Jayne Cawthon – Hope Against Hope

Out of the many Bible verses shared in this morning service’s sermon one struck me in particular. Paul in Romans 4 verse 18 states that “Abraham, against all hope, believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which had been spoken, ‘So shall thy seed be.'”, in the original Greek “…ὃς παρ᾽ ἐλπίδα ἐπ᾽ ἐλπίδι ἐπίστευσεν εἰς τὸ γενέσθαι αὐτὸν πατέρα πολλῶν ἐθνῶν κατὰ τὸ εἰρημένον· οὕτως ἔσται τὸ σπέρμα σου·..” Hope against hope, what a great expression.

It immediately reminded me of Jayne Cawthon‘s lyrics to Hope Against Hope that was produced by Joey Belville and Will Foster for their The Echoing Green side project Pristina in 2010. Unfortunately, Hope Against Hope is not available on Spotify. The lyric video, however, is on Youtube. Enjoy!

Monday 23 November: Kevin Max – God Part IV

The bonus track on Revisiting This Planet, Kevin Max‘s remake of Larry Norman’s 1972 album Only Visiting This Planet, the revolutionary Jesus rock album is a fourth installment of a series.

Tuesday 24 November: Grandbrothers – Bloodflow

Searching for a song with blood, donate or plasma to illustrate another visit to Sanquin blood bank, I stumbled upon GrandbrothersBloodflow. And, wait, I know the track. Wasn’t it used in a movie? Yes, in December 2019 I went to a cinema in Amsterdam to watch the French movie Hors Normes for which Bloodflow is the main tune. The song was featured in the soundtrack to 2019 too, but I still love the pulsating tune.

Wednesday 25 November: DC Talk – Jesus Freak

25 years ago, DC Talk released their epic Jesus Freak album. Let’s hear it from the boys.

Thursday 26 November: Stereo Amp Surfer – (I Just) Died In Your Arms

It’s #throwbackthursday with a retrowave cover of (I Just) Died In Your Arms, made famous by Cutting Crew in 1986. To refresh your memory, here’s the video clip, then the new version by Stereo Amp Surfer.

Friday 27 November: Annie – The Streets Where I Belong

Norwegian synth-pop DJ and record producer, Anne Lilia Berge Strand a.k.a Annie, released her fourth studio album and first one in eleven years, Dark Hearts with 13 soft synth-pop tunes and regretful lyrics.

Saturday 28 November: Jazz Café Bar – Misty Steps

Over 42 kilometers walking from Almere Poort to Nijkerk underneath a misty sky.

Sunday 29 November: Koinonia – Talk About It

There’s enough to talk about today: church service in the morning, a daily walk in the early afternoon, and lots to catch up with my mother in the afternoon and evening. Let’s select jazz-rock band Koinonia to help me out.

Monday 30 November: Lisa Ajax – Jag vill ha dig

I want to have you, a love song by the Swedish singer Lisa Ajax to end November on a positive note.