A life long of practice in school musicals, showers, on beaches and jams. And then HOPPAKE, as the Dutch would say, 10 songs written and recorded in 5 months.
This started last January in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, when I went on a last-minute road trip, with two middle-aged men I didn't really know. I'll save you this story for another time.
We canoed on the Kariekariver and somewhere halfway I noticed a sign with the word "Sibuya" on it. This letter combination tickled my fancy. My travel buddies could tell me this meant we will return in Xhosa, one of South Africans 11 national languages.
That day, my first song evah was written. Ironically not the song Sibuya - I honestly don't know what went 'wrong' in the pipeline - but the song Self Love was written in the canoe and iPhone-recorded from the jetty right away.
A few days later, back at my partner Tristan, I got the inspiration to write a few more songs that evening, and after this, here and there others appeared. On the beach... Whilst surfing, listening to a meditation or meeting someone with a tropical name. Inspiration lies in everything.
My pure soul songs are about connecting to self, nature and everything around me. My intention with each and every song, whilst mainly using positive words, is to uplifting and empower. From here, we can bring our happiness back into the world.
Unfortunately, no songs to be listened to just yet, but hold on and your patience will be rewarded. Subscribe in the meanwhile to be sure not to miss a thing!
With love, Anouk Anansi - Soul Expression
My first song ever written. Recorded with my dear partner Tristan Nebe on guitar and at the time, no 'band name' or name of the song. This was actually the first time we played this song together, very casually at one of the beautiful rivers nearby.
In time, better recordings and more songs! But I hope you enjoy this one for now...
Let me know, I'm so keen to hear your responses!