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Are You With Me?

June 22nd, 2015

Lately, we’ve been working on our album a lot.
We’re zooming in on the songs, dismantling their structures and eventually put them back together.
It’s an exciting and, from time to time, truly frustrating process.
Here’s a translated impression of Johanneke’s point of view as she wrote on her blog:

“These days, I’m writing like crazy. Sometimes I still don’t know what I’m doing after hours. A lot of silly poems, daydreaming of world peace and ideas for a movie come up, but usually I don’t find what I’m looking for on that same evening. It makes me feel guilty towards these poems and the daydreaming, as if they aren’t welcome -as if you’re giving birth to a son while hoping for a daughter-, but that’s just the way it is. As long as you don’t get to the core, you keep wandering around it.
On Saturday evening, there was a funfair in town so I could hear the music pounding and people were screaming. From the window, I had a view on the ferris wheel and again, I had been writing for hours without getting anywhere. The thought of all the songs that still needed lyrics and jealousy towards the people on the funfair that didn’t have to torment their souls on a paper made me feel miserable. It got worse; I doubted everything. I told Tonny that we should maybe quit NNENN, because we would probably not be able to make anything good again. “Maybe we have to accept that the best part is behind us.” Tonny remained calm -he knows me well- and asked me what I wanted now. Without really having faith in the idea, I replied we might record something. At first, I kept all the written pages in my hand, then I threw them against the wall and thought: “Screw them, these words don’t say what I want to say anyway. I’ll see what comes when I start singing.” Tonny pushed the record button and suddenly I could feel the difference between feeling and thinking. While singing, I noticed that I knew exactly what I wanted to say, the words followed the rhythm and I could immediately bend the sound of my voice to the atmosphere of the music. Image, rhythm, melody and sound became one. “Are You With Me?” was born.
I know now, that the answer sometimes knocks on my door when I surrender to my feelings, don’t expect anything and trust my intuition.”