February 17, 2012

Anneke van Giersbergen: Everything Is Changing

Anneke van Giersbergen
photo: Mark Uyl

Anneke van Giersbergen has dropped the "Agua de Annique" bit and releases her new album under her own name. A seasoned veteran in the Dutch music scene she has returned the big sound that sounds familiar for fans of The Gathering, the Gothic metal band that she fronted for 13 years before going solo in 2007.

Trying her hand singing pop on her previous album In Your Room was a change of pace that didn't quite fitted her. Using broad musical strokes for orchestral rock is her forte: a crystal clear voice riding on top of the wave. The album's anthemic closing track 1000 Miles Away From You and the power ballad Stay, slowly building up to a heavy rock crescendo, are fine examples of old school Van Giersbergen. I Wake Up on the other hand sees her broadening her horizon, using Pet Shop Boys inspired percussion overpowering the wavering keyboards. Take Me Home she sings with renewed confidence. Collaborating and recording with Portuguese musician Daniel Cardoso has given her sound an edge that was missing in recent years.

Anneke van Giersbergen: Everything Is Changing

Everything Is Changing is released on PIAS Recordings - Agua Recordings.

Tracks:
  1. Feel Alive
  2. You Want To Be Free
  3. Everything Is Changing
  4. Take Me Home
  5. I Wake Up
  6. Circles
  7. My Boy
  8. Stay
  9. Hope, Pray, Dance, Play
  10. Slow Me Down
  11. Too Late
  12. 1000 Miles Away From You

Live dates:
  • 02/18 't Beest, Goes, The Netherlands
  • 02/25 Podium Romein, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
  • 03/01 Effenaar, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • 03/03 Kroepoekfabriek, Vlaardingen, The Netherlands
  • 03/09 LVC, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • 03/10 Fenix, Sittard, The Netherlands
  • 03/16 Atak, Enschede, The Netherlands
  • 03/17 Perron 55, Venlo, The Netherlands
  • 03/22 P60, Amstelveen, The Netherlands
  • 04/21 *Mixtape 5* Club, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 04/22 The Silver Church, Bucharest, Romania
  • 05/08 Café Hahn, Koblenz, Germany
  • 05/11 Music Hall, Worpswede, Germany #
  • 05/12 Knust, Hamburg, Germany #
  • 05/13 Bergkeller, Reichenbach, Germany #
  • 05/14 Hirsch, Nürnberg, Germany #
  • 05/15 Spectrum, Augsburg, Germany #
  • 05/16 Colos-Saal, Aschaffenburg, Germany #
  • 05/17 Zentrum Altenberg, Oberhausen, Germany #
  • 05/18 La Laiterie, Strasbourg, France #
  • 05/19 Galery, Pratteln, Switzerland #
  • 05/20 La Machine du Moulin Rouge, Paris, France #
  • 05/21 L'Ubu, Rennes, France #
  • 05/22 Le Bikini, Toulouse, France #
  • 05/23 Caracol, Madrid, Spain #
  • 05/24 Razz 2, Barcelona, Spain #
  • 05/25 Secret Place, Montpellier, France #
  • 05/26 Bloom, Milano, Italy #
  • 05/28 Szene, Wien, Austria #
  • 05/29 Randal Club, Bratislava, Slovak Republic #
  • 05/30 Club 202, Budapest, Hungary #
  • 06/01 Pod Minoga, Poznan, Poland

# Special Guests: Frames & Kill Ferelli

Video: Anneke van Giersbergen - Take Me Home

» annekevangiersbergen.com

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