Thursday, April 5, 2018

Sennek: "I make timeless but still modern music"

Photo: VRT/Marie Wynants
It's time to post a new interview and Im very happy about it cause this act is one of my top favorites of this year, so I hope you all like it as much as me. Here are Senneks answers:
Name: Sennek
Birthday: the 30th of April
Height: 1,72 meters
Favorite color: black ;)
Favorite food: Japanese ramen
Where are you right now? I’m at “Het depot”, a music center in the Belgian city of Leuven
3 things that make you happy: cats, cats and red wine ;)
What’s your strangest talent? I can shake my eyes
What are you really good at? Making excuses
What are you really bad at? Saying sorry (oops)
Childhood idol: Leonardo Dicaprio
Childhood memory: playing on the street
Celebrity crush: Leonardo Dicaprio
Tell me something no one knows about you: I have no secrets!
What would you do if you were invisible? Tickle people
Favorite movie: Titanic
Favorite TV series: Friends
What is your guilty pleasure? Watching Doctor Phill at 2 pm in my pajamas
If you were a boy for a day, what would you do? Wiggle wiggle ;)
Name a song that never fails to make you happy: Happy by Pharrell Williams
Can you teach me some interesting words in dutch? Goesting is a really cool Dutch word, but it’s hard to translate
Photo: VRT/Marie Wynants
Hey Sennek! Welcome to the Eurovision universe! How are you doing?
Good, thank you!

How would you describe yourself as an artist?
I would describe myself as a strong confident woman, with some drama and philosophical influences. I make timeless but still modern music.
Photo: Jean-pol Sedran
You were selected by VRT to represent Belgium in Lisbon. How did it all begin?
Well, they had been following me career for a while, apparently. I didn’t say yes to their proposal right away, because this is a big deal and I wanted to think it through. I’m very happy that I accepted and I hope to make Belgium proud.
Photo: VRT/Marie Wynants
“A matter of time” is the title of your song, and it’s written by you, Alex Callier and Maxime Tribeche. How was it to work with them?
It was the best experience of my live ever!

What’s the story behind the song?
A Matter Of Time is about being able to see beauty in things that are fleeting. The tension of watching something precious slip away and finding the beauty in that. There’s also a bit of a special anecdote; I was with Alex Callier in the studio and he had just made me some tea. But while he was getting it ready, the elegant glass teapot suddenly broke. The next day, we came up with the first words of the song: “Sometimes it feels like it’s meant to be broken”. That's why we also included the glass teapot in the video. I saw the beauty in this broken thing.
Photo: VRT/Marie Wynants
Describe the song with 4 words:
Drama, drama, tea pot, drama ;)

What can we expect to see on stage for the performance?
I can’t tell you yet! You’ll have to wait and see
Photo: VRT/Marie Wynants
Tell me about the official video of “A matter of time”:
The video was directed by Edouard Valette. I wanted to be closely involved in making of it, so I made a whole lot of moodboards. I want people to see my signature in it. Something understated, minimalist and emotional. I specifically asked the director to incorporate the glass teapot in the clip, since the whole story started on Alex’s kitchen counter. I didn't want a narrative clip, but one that’s based on an atmosphere. I wanted to take an artistic approach with a lot of photography and architecture.
What do you like about Eurovision?
It brings people together and celebrates music.

What do you dislike about Eurovision?
So far it’s been the best experience of my life. True story!
Photo: VRT/Marie Wynants
Tell me the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word:
Live music: best thing in life
Nightmare: I like it, it’s a cheap horror movie ;)
Chicken sound: Easter eggs
Art: best thing in life after live music
Future: can’t wait
Dreams: a good sleep
What are your plans for 2018?
Working and making music

Is there anything you want to say to close the interview?
See you later, alligator!
Photo: Thomas Richard Mertens

Thanks to Sennek for the interview! I'll be cheering for her in May! Go Belgium!


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