Gisteren – Antal Adriaanse
Over the years I have written several songs that somehow never made it past the demo-stage. Because the song didn’t fit the project I was working on at that time. Because I didn’t know what to do with the song. Or, as with “Jij Hebt Altijd Gelijk”, because I labeled it as “do not use”.
I have quite an archive with unused, almost forgotten songs. One song better than the other, one recorded better than the other, a sloppy guitar or rough vocal, re-used lyrics, verses that appear in other songs, etc. A couple of those songs are on “Gisteren” (“Yesterday”).
Small songs. Acoustic guitar, vocals, maybe some additional sounds, that will do. Space for the words. These songs belong together, with “her” in a major role. She will not leave me, but has disappeared from my life.
For three of the four songs I used the original demo recordings as a basis. In December 2014 I recorded new vocals, added a couple of parts here and there, mixed and mastered. For the fourth song I used the original mix.
Four songs about yesterday. About saying goodbye, letting go, and moving on.
Gisteren – Antal Adriaanse (Tal’s Muziek Fabriek – AAEP54 – Releasedatum: 06/01/2015)
Translations of the lyrics can be found here.