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THE VAN

Steffen Westmark, Allan Villadsen, Søren Christensen and Per Jørgensen, better known as The Blue Van has with their new project: 'The Van' found their way back to their origin: 4 lads, in their best age, making spontaneous music together in the rehearsal studio, recorded immediately.

Steffen Westmark: "We (The Blue Van) decided to do this 'side project' called The Van, basically because we missed playing music together. This might sound strange, but somewhere along the way we got more focused on making the ultimative pop-rock song and forgot that music is about real people, grooving together and embracing the little flaws in the music instead of spending hours in expensive studios, piling layer and layer into a song until the authenticity of the song disappeared, then trying to repair the lacking authenticity with even more layers."

"Don’t get us wrong, we love all the records, but for us to move forward we had to go back to the basics and find our strength. When everything is fixable in a recording process, there is a big risk that you become lazy and just correct the take by editing and move on. This was not beneficial for the music, at least not our music. When everyone is involved all the time it shines through the music and makes it come alive. This forthcoming album was done in more or less a week working around the clock in our rehearsal studio, practicing, recording, correcting arrangement and re-recording. We put all our focus into doing this album, but still kept it real and playful."

"The Van is a direct response to what is going on in our lives right now, both lyrical and musically. For us as people and musicians this album was so much fun to do. If this is a one off or we will continue down this path, we do not know yet. This is also the exciting part. We will just have to wait and see."

Enjoy their two new songs: 'Rose of Jericho' and 'You're Not Fine' in two Spirit Sessions.

Steffen Westmark, Allan Villadsen, Søren Christensen and Per Jørgensen, better known as The Blue Van has with their new project: 'The Van' found their way back to their origin: 4 lads, in their best age, making spontaneous music together in the rehearsal studio, recorded immediately.

Enjoy their two new songs: 'Rose of Jericho' and 'You're Not Fine' in two Spirit Sessions.

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