We are giving a coronaproof, totally free Livestream Concert together with the marvellous singer-songwriter Catself this Sunday, December the 12th. And also, we’re releasing a new EP: ‘In Bluebeard’s Garden.‘ The release will be on Friday, December the 17th. You can already pre-save the EP on your Spotify-, Apple-Music, Amazon and iTunes app here.
By pre-saving the main song of the EP will appear in the Release Radar of your Spotify or Apple Music app on the release day. You will be able to listen to it on the 17th and afterwards. It’s totally free, and it helps us to get higher in the Spotify and Apple rankings, which means: more people will hear and play the songs. Two of the three new songs are written by ourselves. The third song is a tribute recording of Joy Division‘s ‘New Dawn Fades.’ Two of our bandmembers are fans of this legendary band. Pim made a large, orchestral arrangement for it, Petra used operatic vocals and on top of that Pim and Petra produced a choir together.
The title song ‘In Bluebeard’s Garden‘ is a more jazzy song. Everybody knows the famous legend about Bluebeard a.k.a. Henry the 8th and his six wives. We wrote a song about this gothic fairytale and recorded the song with a beautiful string arrangement and a choir of six women (Anna Rallo, Catself, Kalipluche a.k.a. Karianne, Caroline Ros, Gudrun Blok and Petra herself) who sing the role of Bluebeard’s (mainly dead) wives, whose ghosts are still wandering through his delightful garden. The song has a bit of a Kate Bush kind of vibe. The violins and cellos are played by Natasja van Doesburg and Giselle Bentvelsen. Curious? The songs are online at the end of next week (Friday, Dec. 17)! This EP is already a small part of the album that we’ll release in the Spring of 2022.
Last but not least: the book ‘Cancelled, by Anoek‘ will be released very soon. It was in the printery three weeks ago, so it will reach the bookshops soon. It’s a beautiful book with pictures of several Dutch artists who perform in empty venues during the coronacrisis. Chabliz is one of them.
Some of you voted our songs (hopefully!) into the Snob 2000. Thank you very much for that!!! On December the 17th, the same day as our EP release, we’ll hear wether we reached the Snob 2000 list or not……. that release date might give us some luck. Untill that day we’ll keep our fingers crossed and we’ll let you know of course!