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SONGS WITH A STORY

I write songs for artists, record labels, music publishers and music lovers. I love rich songs, written for real instruments and real musicians. Not with computers, but with heart and soul, with pain in the wrists and callus on the fingertips. With a human story as a foundation. In the tradition of the Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Billy Joel and Sting.

A song has to touch you. Otherwise I don't bother.

 

Winter Star

You are listening to a re-recording of 2018, recorded by producer Nathan Caïro (Mood Media, Almere). This single is mastered by Pier-Durk Hoogeterp, Wisseloord Studio's Hilversum. Every single instrument is played by me.

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Words & music: Jennemieke Snijders

 

You Turn My Days Towards The Sun

Performed by Brother Moon on the album Dysnomia.

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Words & music: Jennemieke Snijders

 

King Of Sadness

Performed by Brother Moon on the album Dysnomia.

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Words & music: Jennemieke Snijders

 

 

"I started off with Songs With A Story because I hear a lot of superficial pop songs with three chords and a drum computer on the radio. To me, real music is something that breathes and lives and touches. I think this works better if you throw the computer aside. "

Know Your Burden

Performed by Brother Moon on the album Dysnomia.

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Words: Jennemieke Snijders
Music: Jennemieke Snijders, Nick Verberne, Michiel Snijders and Chris van de Ven

 

You Turn My Days Towards The Sun

Performed by Jenne Snijders and Dutch guitarist Cor Mutsers.

Words & music: Jennemieke Snijders
Guitar arrangement in this version: Cor Mutsers

 

 

"I want to be touched by a song. A melody or rhythm produced by a real person with a real instrument - instead of a computer - touches me much deeper. There's soul in it. I love it when people make music together, because this requires a kind of opening up to one another."

Winter Star

Winter Star is a Christmas song, recorded as a piano ballad.

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Words & music: Jennemieke Snijders

 

Dear December

Performed by Brother Moon as Christmas single.

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Words: Jennemieke Snijders, Nick Verberne, Michiel Snijders and Chris van de Ven
Music: Jennemieke Snijders

 

 

"I write melodic songs to honor the craftsmanship of songwriting. My goal is always to write thoughtful, timeless songs that retain their musical value, averse to trend or brand. I believe in long-sellers."

Always New - for Anne (in Dutch: Altijd Nieuw - voor Anne)

Performed by Jenne, as a gift for the 18th birthday of niece Anne.

Words: Jennemieke Snijders
Music: Cor Mutsers

 

Tomorrow (in Dutch: Morgen)

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Words & music: Jennemieke Snijders
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"To me, music revolves around creative wealth. For example, listen to The Beatles. That enormous variety of chords and instruments: music can be rich and deep. But we hardly hear anything like this on the radio. Much is about scoring fast with safe songs. Instead of deepening your musical talent, mastering your tools and creating something of universal value. I want to get that ultimate creativity back on the map."

World of Stone (in Dutch: Wereld van Steen)

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Words & music: Jennemieke Snijders

 

Run Free

Words & music: Jennemieke Snijders

 

All this time (worktape) (in Dutch: Al Die Tijd)

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Words & music: Jennemieke Snijders
 

Just a Chance (in Dutch: Gewoon een kans)

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Words & music: Jennemieke Snijders