Newland is a Dutch musician and songwriter based in the north of The Netherlands. He earned his spurs in alternative bands like Pretty Green as front man, singer and songwriter. They gained some prominence in The Netherlands with their CD “Step outside”. Newland is back as a solo artist. In april 2016 his album LOVE AND WAR was released. The single “The man who saved the world” reached number one in the dutch indie charts. At the moment Newland is busy working on a new album that should be released in the end of 2017. A first preview are his singles “London is burning” released in june 2017 “Clubland” released september 2017 and “Pinner Park” released in november 2017.
“It is difficult to label my music and I’m not sure that I want that. Most important is freshness, creativity and pleasure. I write my own songs and like to think the lyrics are an important part of them too. So I always try to tell a story in them, even if that story is about love! I have some musical friends from the past like Peter van der Wal working with me and that’s really great. Like everybody else I have musical heroes too who influenced me enormously. Paul Weller and Andy Partridge of XTC are still among my all time heroes. But time doesn’t stand still and modern times have their own heroes influencing me too. To name a few: Anna Ternheim, Tim Christensen, Petter Carlsen, Johan, Daryll-Ann, The Posies, Depeche Mode”.
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Presenting my new single: Clubland
It is time for a little summer holiday break. Sun, beach, party, culture, rest…whatever you’re doing I recorded two new cover songs especially for you. Find them under the music menu, covers. It’s “The morning after” and “Bring on the dancing horses”. Hope you like them. In september my next single “Clubland” will be released. I am very proud of it. So keep checking here. See you again soon!
One of the first songs I wrote when I started working on the “Love and war” album, was “Mr. Freedom”. I really liked it because it was so different from the rest.
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After more than 12.000 visits from 88 countries in less than two years it was time to upgrade the site. It’s finished now and I am very proud of the result. Keep checking regularly for updates!
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