Henk-Jan’s soundtrack to 11-20 January 2021

Each day I add music to my soundtrack to 2021 Spotify playlist. Here is the second batch for January.

Monday 11 January: Amy Lee & Dave Eggar – Lockdown

The lockdown continues. Evanescence’s Amy Lee already in 2014 sang about it.

Tuesday 12 January: Color Theory – Mages

Last Friday Color Theory released a new single, Mages. Brian Hazard grew up a nerd: a computer nerd, a comics nerd, and a Dungeons & Dragons nerd. His new single capitalizes on the latter, wishing into existence the sorceress of his dreams.

Wednesday 13 January: Dimi Dumo – Zon en rege

Sun and rain were alternating today. Belgian singer Dimi Dumo sings about it.

Thursday 14 January: Silas Armstrong – I Love You Always Forever

It’s #throwbackthursday again! Silas Armstrong covered I Love You Always Forever, a 1996 Donna Lewis hit.

Friday 15 January: Eixo – Love Me Better

Eixo is releasing a new song every one or two weeks throughout 2021. The American songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer was born in Brazil. For him, the emotion in the song is everything.

Saturday 16 January: Arya Zappa – Cut Grass

Berlin-based artist Arya Zappa performed yesterday online during the annual Eurosonic Noorderslag Festival. Dark synth pop. My pick of the day.

Sunday 17 January: Israel Houghton – Friend of God

The national week of prayer started today. This year’s theme #blijfinmijnliefde (#stayinmylove) is taken from the gospel of John chapter 15. Daily verse 16 in its context of verses 14-16, where Jesus Christ tells: “You are my friends if you do what I command. 15 I no longer call you slaves, because a master doesn’t confide in his slaves. Now you are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me. 16 You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name.” Israel Houghton‘s contribution testifies to this truth.

Monday 18 January: Sela – Blijf in Mij

On the second day of the national week of prayer, Jesus Christ says in John 15 verse 4: “Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me.” Dutch band Sela has the song of the day with Blijf in Mij (Remain in Me).

Tuesday 19 January: Graham Kendrick – Love Each Other

The verse on the third day of the national week of prayer is “This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you.” I picked Graham Kendrick to sing about this.

Wednesday 20 January: Bethel Music – No Longer Slaves

The verses on the fourth day of the national week of prayer: “You are my friends if you do what I command. 15 I no longer call you slaves, because a master doesn’t confide in his slaves. Now you are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me.”, taken from John 15 verses 14-15. Bethel Music delivers the accompanying song.