It’s been a while since I was really pleasantly surprised by a new Belgian group (Moiano comes to mind) but it just happened again. I was humming along to the little pearl “Troubles and Fights” by Lalalover – “Wow, who’s that?” – and then I find out it’s a Belgian group started by Tom Kestens – former multi-instrumentalist with das pop.
Check out the song performed live on “De Laatste Show” – the supporting singer is Belgium’s best soul voice Stef Caers, of Moiano and Krewcial fame.
(8MB – WMV file)
This is a part of the lyrics of “Troubles & Fights”:
(first the “toododo doo doo too …” Muppets-like riddle that innocently glues itself to your brain for days)
What’s the secret to unlock your mind ?
If I knew that it would simplify our lives
I feel helpless ’cause I’m trying to do things right
Don’t know if I can do better
People tell me you’re so innocent
And it strikes me how you play that part so well
I feel useless ’cause I’m trying to make things right
But I know it doesn’t matter
‘CAUSE EVERY TIME WE TRY TO OVERCOME
OUR TROUBLES & OUR FIGHTS IT WON’T TAKE LONG
BEFORE WE FALL INTO EACHOTHER’S ARMS AGAIN
SAYING WORDS LIKE “I WAS WRONG”
(from TROUBLES.doc – they publish the lyrics in MS Word format – how adoringly clumsy is that!)
I unfortunately missed their (sold-out) concert in the AB Club last week. De Standaard cites influences like Steely Dan and Steve Winwood, De Morgen mentions the Beatles and Crowded House. Crowded House, that sounds about right!