: Declare Independence (songs not in English or French)
: Eefje De Visser - Ongeveer
Reason to pick the song
: I'm Flemish (Dutch speaking), so a song in Dutch was a natural choice. There are some good Flemish bands singing in Dutch and I also thought about sending a particular Flemish classic I like or a great classic Dutch song, but in the end picked a recent song I adore. The song is well constructed (the part in the middle is simply gorgeous) and there's so much unsaid which makes it a very interesting song. The only downside is that Eefje's Dutch and not Flemish, but for some reason she has much more success in Flanders than in Holland, so it's all good
12: histery, Perun, ServiceGagnant
10: fufuqifuqishahah, Hugues Daniel
8: Avada Kedavra!, Randy
7: Adam, Beat, JMG, Litotes, Thanos, Wanderer
5: Big Banana, drg, Northstar
4: Silent Bird
3: AdeyC, Shvedbarilescu, SilverPersian
2: Cesare Borgia
1: Leif, Slazorin
12: ServiceGagnant, histery, Perun
10: Cesare Borgia
8: Hugues Daniel, Litotes, Thanos, Adam, Avada Kedavra!
7: Northstar, SilverPersian, Randy, SRB Analyst
6: JMG, Matmagix
1: AdeyC, Wanderer
: A song I have no problems listening to until the end. The voice is beautiful, the music is tasty, but the song itself feels a bit sluggish. Her singing here is admirable, most women would ruin such an unmelodic song nowadays. At the end of the day, I feel positively about it, it's a sleepy delight!
: You can hardly be as peaceful as Eefje de Visser's "Ongeveer", opening her second album Het Is from 2013. But it's peaceful without being any second bland or boring, which is quite remarkable. I've listened to a lot of quiet female singers with this kind of ethereal voice and clear accompaniment in my life, since it's my cup of tea, so I've learned to separate the good from the bad. This one, I could listen to all day, no problem. Eefje de Visser is a Dutch singer songwriter who masters what she does (I have no clue about the lyrics, though). But in the departement of quiet and graceful music, this is top notch. This gets a full 8/10 from me.
To which Silent Bird responded
: not bad really.
: Ongeveer is simply gorgeous. Such a sensous & endearing contrast to ugly & ordinary German song (Nie Genug) before. For a while I thought that she's singing in English but than I realized that it's impossible in this game. I see that someone carefully selecting his / her song as it's not something chosen mostly because of some sentiment or random idea. I love her clear voice & how the song is subtly adding up some nice moments, that slight and short breakdown in her tone about 3:40 is one of these little things. Delicate but not crossing insipid & mushy overly girlish with too strong airy sound that may ruin for me good concept.
: Well what can I say. Obviously very happy that you liked the song that much. Too bad the magic of Eefje only works in Dutch (she says herself), otherwise she could attract a good worldwide crowd.