Saturday, May 7, 2011

THE ROCK SONG OF THE DAY IS: ANOUK - IT'S SO HARD

"It's So Hard", by Anouk
"It's So Hard" is the third single taken from Anouk's debut album Together Alone.

Released in 1997, the album had big success mostly in the Netherlands and in Italy and staie a couple of weeks at the top of the charts.

Anouk's interest in music began because her mother was a blues singer. Anouk initially sang at weddings and parties with the band Shotgun Wedding, prior to meeting Barry Hay from the Golden Earring, a friend of her ex-husband's, Edwin Jansen. Hay believed Anouk to have talent, and offered to write some songs for her, one of which was Mood Indigo; written in collaboration with George Kooymans (also from the Golden Earring).

After she met Bart van Veen, her co-writer, the pair wrote a few songs. On September 5, 1997, she released her second single, Nobody's Wife, which remained at the top of the Dutch music charts for a number of weeks. Her debut album, Together Alone also turned out to be a huge success.

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