Twenty years after her debut album World of Hurt is Ilse DeLange in the Netherlands is still a successful artist. At the beginning of this year she was still in a sold out Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam and she also won the Edison oeuvre Award. With her band The Common Linnets, she won in 2014 and a second place at the Eurovision song contest with Calm After the Storm, but after that hit, we heard in the flemish region but little about the country singer. With a new solo album and tour this autumn, she hopes to our shores to conquer. "Hopefully, we discovered Flanders me again by my participation in for the Love of Music, because it is already a long time ago that I still solozangeres on a Belgian stage. Stop me but in a tour bus, I love that. With The Common Linnets, we have in Germany extensively and also that is worth repeating as we will next year release a new album’, says Ilse.
do you Have any doubts to the Dutch to take part in ‘Love for Music’ in Flanders?
No, I only knew the Dutch version, but it spoke to me like that she me for the Flemish version asked. It gave me confidence that someone like Stef Kamil Carlens had promised – it is a little bit more in the alternative muziekcircuit – because, in addition to also Milow I knew basically none of the group.
With whom you had the best click?
We could all feel a bond with each other, everyone was authentic. It was a very fine group, we felt at ease with each other. Stef and I will go together, writing songs, and we'll see what comes. With Jan Leyers I'm also plan. And who knows, with Kommil Foo, because I've been through the program have discovered that I also like in English sing. My duet with Milow, a new version of Sail for the First of Bart Kaëll, sounded very good, but for the time being we have no concrete plans to work together.
Which operation of a number of of you has you the most surprised?
As an artist your songs, is that always moving. I was very impressed by everyone, but the execution of The Great Escape by Stef I thought was really phenomenal. And the version of So Incredible by Bart Kaëll was surprising, I didn't know what I heard. So different, but so cool.
What was for you the highlight out there in Spain?
It was a fantastic trip. A highlight I found the moment in which you as strangers for each other for the first time, the space in ran where the musical instruments were. There immediately arose a feeling of ‘ah, we are home’. That was beautiful.