Since I am living in the Netherlands, I am thinking to share some great Dutch music or artists in my blog from time to time. To start off, I will introduce you to a bad ass rock chick, Anouk. She is I believe, the most well-known (female) rock singer in NL. She started her music career in the 90′s and has been rocking the lowlands ever since. Apart from her over-exposed / intense love stories, her music is absolutely genius! She sings with her soul, especially when she sings ballads… Respect!He blew off her world recording deal in the US somewhere in 2007, because of her “attitude” .. (I’ve told you she is a bad ass rock chick!). I was not a fan of her music, but soon after I changed my mind :p
Here are some of my favorite songs from Anouk (read: Anuk), a hot female rocker from the lowlands :
A soundtrack for a Dutch drama movie De Gelukkige Huisvrouw (The Happy Housewife).
A delighted pop-rock song
I just loved these tracks I can play them over and over while I am doing chores
This one is sort of a homemade single from her, but it hits Youtube and it goes viral from there. We’ll wait for her to launch the album!
There are more songs from her, but I will leave these as an introduction. I hope you like some new foreign artists from the Netherlands. And maybe in the future I can show some underground bands or singers !
I am so rooting for Juliet Simms from the Voice! How could I not after I listened to this amazing voice?! Better than The Police’s version, man! Awesome.
I re-discovered Neon Bible in my iPod a week ago which became my week highlight so far. Arcade Fire’s Neon Bible is intense, dark ( I think now you have noticed how I like dark atmosphere element in bands/artist’s music composition ), grandiose because it is enriched by many music instrument, deep lyrics and for me, whimsical. One of my faves from this album is definitely Ocean of Noise; and The Well and The Lighthouse. Enjoy your weekend peeps!
It has been a super busy week for me..but I amazingly enjoyed every bit of it. There have been many deadlines, workshops, meetings and tasks I must finish but, this week has been wonderful!
On Thursday, some ex-colleagues (who have become good friends, after all of us left the company) and I went to see THE girls’ movie of the year (does it sound too exaggerating?)..Bridesmaids. And I am telling you, the movie was so hilarious. Yet makes sense, not like typical Hollywood movies if you know what I mean. Well, in some parts they’d probably made it too funny like the part where those girls got food poisoning. Reminded me of the scenes of The Hangover .. I really recommend this movie for all girls who like to see a comedy about friendship. Easy and entertaining. Btw, I love Wilson Phillips as well!!!!
It is just so nice to hang out with good friends. Though it was a short one, but we really had a nice evening together!
Sono felice! A phrase I just learned a couple of days ago from my dearest Italian friend, Cristina. I am happy. And since it is supposed to be a weekend blog post, I will not make it too complicated for our dead brains :p .. Do you have that feeling? sometimes when you’re having a certain emotion and you want to have a suitable background music to complete that feeling so badly? saudades…
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