Dries Buytaert


Another post in my favorite music category: Anouk, a Dutch singer.

Between 1998 and 2008, Anouk left The Netherlands and moved to US to escape the pressures of fame, only to return a few years later.

I embedded two of my favorite songs in this blog post. The first song (Nobody's wife) was recorded in 1998 before she left, the second song (Michel) ten years later in 2008 after she had returned from the US. In the first song, she is getting eggs smashed at her t-shirt and simply takes of her t-shirt to continue in her bra. In the second song, she performs live in front of 60.000 people, and is visibly more relax.

I've been a big fan of Anouk from day one, for more than 10 years, and still think she is one of the best European singers.

— Dries Buytaert