N E R V O C I T I N G. It’s been 1,5 years since I released new music. I was struggling with a burn-out and my creative flow was absolutely gone. When people asked me if I was making music again I got really nervous and even terrified. When performing, stage freight would take over. I needed time to come back to me, to feel safe. It took lot’s of walks, sat down on random benches to soak in the sun, learned to slow down and listen to what my body was telling me. The support of my amazing family & friends and fans was crucial.

In February I told my psychologist that I was ready to open up my world a little. I felt more stable and was curious to start making plans again. When Covid-19 hit the world, I was still recovering. In the beginning, this huge shift in life gave me so much stress. But after a while I felt the urge of creating new songs. Seeing the frustration, struggle and grief of people not being able to continue their normal lives resonated with my burn-out period.

My new single is called I’M READY. It’s feel like new era. I’m nervous and excited (nervociting!) but most of all..I’m Ready. I’m Ready to show myself again, for change, to get out there, ready to be in a meaningful relationship. It’s my roar for love and longing for connection.

My wish in these times where we can easily drown in the successes shown online, is that we can also share real stories. Cuz in this complicated world we need true feelings. I hope my honesty, struggle and perseverance will be recognised by you and will empower you.



Updated: Mar 26, 2018

New York, the city that never sleeps! In 2008 I first travelled to NYC. I’d heard of the buzzing vibe but had for see for myself. At night I watched shows, listened to live music and always ended up dancing somewhere. This highly inspiring city swept me of my feet! I told my self; ‘next time I come back I wanna live here!’ This happened in 2015. I had no plan, only the desire to spend more time in NYC …And My Oh My, little did I know... that year I started my Dutch/American Dream.....

Just before my plane to New York took off I registered for a songwriting Masterclass from the renowned Pat Pattison, professor at Berklee College of Music (see picture of him and me on Instagram). This is the only thing I had planned for my stay. I had an apartment in Brooklyn, a suitcase, my guitar, and an angel telling me adventure was on it's way!

Although New York City is a crowded place it gave me a chance to ground again. Because honestly, I was still recovering from heartbreak and finding my way in my new life. The positive energy in the Big Apple gave me confidence which led me to inspiring people and moments. I would write down little frames in my notebook whilst enjoying the sun... 



Updated: Jul 25, 2018

I'm so excited! My new single 'NEW DAY' is out on March 29th. Hope you all love it!

Watch teaser video


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