My dutch friend Roel VanVelzen has a new single out – “The Blessed Days”! Co-written by VanVelzen, Simon Gitsels and yours truly and co-produced with Simon. Radio premiére today on 5 big radio stations in Holland – exciting! “The Blessed Days” is also going to be the title song of dutch rom com “Soof”, featuring some of Holland best known movie actors – out Dec 2. Look out also for the video clip… I’ll post it here as soon as it’s on youtube! It’s… Lekker!
Lou Reed R I P
One of my favourite songsmiths has passed away. Listened to “Transformer” and “Berlin” all morning and remembered why Lou Reed has been such a huge inspiration to me and so many others…
Sunrise Avenue is back!
Their brand new album “Unholy ground” was released Oct 18, and it contains the song “Afraid of the midnight”, co-written with Samu Haber and Sharon Vaughn. Doing great in Germany, currently #2 in the German Itunes album chart!
… is a super talented Norwegian singer-songwriter who I had the pleasure to co-write a song. Ingrid’s first co-write, and I think we did pretty fine… We ended up with this song, that’s on her brand new album “Summer house”. Produced by David Kosten, known for his work with among others Bat For Lashes. Not available on Spotify yet, but check it out here:
Andreas Johnson’s Vintersaga
Today we performed Andreas Johnson’s take on Ted Ströms old hit song “Vintersaga” in the SVT show “Alla tiders hits”. A hit in the 80s with Monika Törnell and in the 90s with Jerry Williams, Andreas’ version – produced by yours sincerely – was apparently appreciated by people as we were voted on to the final! Check out a video clip of the show here (“Vintersaga” is song #4):