This evening I sat glued to the television hoping the best for my favourite Belgian singer Senne Guns (Yes! Guns!) to come home with the ‘Flemish song of the year’ at this years music industry awards (MIA), however was disappointed to find that the only winners were stage favourite Bart Peeters and “West Flanders’ own” Gotye.
I did however enjoy Gotye aka Wally De Baker try his hand at Flemish, nice to hear someone else sporting a bit of Aussie in their Vlaamse vocals!
Despite the awards, for some seriously good Flemish disposable pop, do yourself a favour and check out Senne Guns.
Senne is a true hero of mine and is one of the very, very few Flemish singers singing in his own language. So many local bands fall victim to the English-language bait, mumbling their way through ridiculous verse after chorus – however Senne stands up to all this as a voice not only for his generation, but also his country.
For you English speakers listening to Senne not only introduces a whole new type of cute pop but also a whole new language at the same time. What a guy!
Gotye, I’m aware the world loves you now – but take care, Senne is coming!