Thank You for listening,
My musical chapters so far
In that moment my whole life passed by in a few seconds, and everything changed. I’ve been working on this song for 2 years now, it took me 252 versions to sing my thoughts right. I’m reflecting on what everyone wishes they could escape: life is short, we need to create our memories right now, before we have to let go. So let’s build them up, memories.
Watch Jonas perform his song ‘That Feeling’ (out now, listen via: https://song.link/s/4fRYJKdtKel9AVYcG) featuring the stunning singers of London Community Gospel Choir, recorded live at Wisseloord Studios.
Depression is not only a source of pain for the person who has it. It also affects the people around him tremendously. My family has been hit the hardest when depression became part of our world. When I struggle mentally I don’t love, and I can’t be loved. On these day’s it’s best I’m in solitude, but thankfully I can write songs when i’m alone, and this one I wrote for my family, the ones I love the most. I feel the importance for them to know, It’s not because of you!
My beautiful sister’s daughter Laura Mathilde is singing this with me, although merely 15 years young at the time of recording this song, I’m convinced her soul is older than a few thousand years, and I personally love the depth of her voice.
Over the past years where I needed to reshape my life with all the pain and struggles that were going on, I remember exactly when that feeling of love found me again. In a quiet moment, at the end of the day, I sat on the couch; our little son was sleeping upstairs and I looked at my wife while she was reading. She looked so beautiful… This realisation of being surrounded by their pure and deep love suddenly warmed and comforted me. I sat in tears, and just let it in. It was só present, that it was almost tangible. I then wrote ‘That Feeling’, with the hope to inspire people to allow themselves to feel what they need to feel, also grief and sadness if that is part of their current story, but when the right time is there: slow down in the moment, fully experience life, and let love in. The key to remember ourselves that everything will be alright, really lies in those beautiful daily moments that we share with our loved ones.
I’m the slowest producer I know of, I throw most tracks away, and I tweak my songs endlessly, most of them for years, not because I enjoy it, it just takes me forever before I feel it sounds ready for a stranger’s ear.
I need to get out of my head more -in all honesty, it’s been a while since I felt some butterflies in my stomach about anything. I’ve had quite some life challenges the last 2 years: insomnia, completely burned out, dark days of depression, the whole shabang, but now I feel sparks doing this. So back in the studio I am, sweating, bleeding fingers, breaking cymbals, drumheads, and plenty of drumsticks, and here is my first born Jonas Brøg song ‘Tell Me Why’. I’m singing this to my burnout, wishing it’s a different entity, in a different body. All I want right now is to feel better and perhaps on my journey, I can make someone else feel better too.