Jonas Bruyneel and I decided to record a live acoustic version of 'Drawing the lines', a new song that will be on my second EP (in a different version), in Studio Wellingtons' backyard.

Though my perspective in this song is very individual, I think it represents a general, growing need for rebellion you find in society for the moment. I've always found the idea fascinating that to attain freedom we need to set (our) boundaries. Picture yourself drawing a line around you and easily you see yourself trapped in a cage, but who knew that by doing so you can easily feel more free than before, because you are protecting the person you are and want to be. At the moment a lot of people are struggling to draw the lines of what is fine and what isn't.

To all of them I want to say, stay strong, explore what is worth fighting for and enjoy breaking free by doing so.

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Hi everyone,

COVID-19 is having a major impact on society. Not only a visible one, because of the appearance of mouth masks, and the measurements we can take in order to stay 'healthy'. But also because it shows us how fragile society is. Suddenly we hear stories about people feeling lonely, people being anxious, upset, burned-out, people being depressed. And in the background of this giant pandemic wave we hear stories of discrimination, stories from people who have felt discriminated for almost their entire life. Racism, colonialism, the white supremacy. Those stories, those themes, those problems were always there. That is why I wanted to do this adaptation of the dutch song 'Menselijke Mensen' of Roosbeef. A song that has really inspired me the past few months. It shows that despite these giant themes in society that influence and affect us, we still are no more than ordinary people strolling trough life.

And to visualize that I asked Lisa Holiday to make an observation in the giant city that never sleeps, where people have always strolled in the streets, New York City. In this one track video she lets the camera slide from person to person, showing us these 'Ordinary people' we all are, trying to make a small impact on the scenery around us.

The video was edited by Jasper Vanhauwaert (Spookstad).

I translated the lyrics. The adaptation of this song was made by Frie Mechele, Jonas Bruyneel and myself. It was produced, mixed and mastered by Jonas Bruyneel in Studio Wellington.

All rights are reserved to Roosbeef.

Take care.

Be kind.


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Hi folks,

Spotify just added me to one of their editorial playlists 'New music friday BE'. Here's a link to the playlist:

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