This song came about during a walk in the British Peak District a while ago. It was warm, a late summer day. The heather fields were in bloom. On those wide, desolate moors covered in a violet haze, I suddenly felt completely free. Disentangled from daily life and all its pressure, obligations, routines... As if I had hopped off some ever-spinning carousel. That's how the idea was born of a Merry Go Round.
I wrote this with my long-time writing partners Danny & Dave in England, and spent many late nights in the studio with Lieuwe Roonder, carefully crafting and refining the production.
I'm so happy to bring you new music. It's been a while! :) Merry Go Round marks a new beginning. It's the first of a string of new releases. As we know I won't be able to play it live on stage to you any time soon, but If...
Here it is: The first single of my new album: Whimsical. Out today on V2 Records!
Whimsical is my version of a warriorsong. About staying strong and graceful in a storm, bending but not breaking, like high grass in the wind. Directed by Heleen Blanken, filmed & edited by Bram Juist.
Massive love to all involved in making this happen. Grant Windsor, Danny Fisher, David Austin, Richard Spaven, Axel Reinemer, Vincent Helbers, Flowriders Studio, JRS - Jazzanova Recording Studio, Soepermarkt