Dutch singer Bobbi toured the world as a member of the band Zazi. Together with Zazi, Bobbi performed shows all across the globe: the American Westcoast, Canada, Cape Town, Saint Petersburg and South Korea.
The Song ‘L’Homme de Fer’ is an ode to Bobbi’s ex-boyfriend. In this song, she describes his character full of fire and is kindly mocking and teasing him. Even though he seems tough Bobbi knows, he actually has a big heart.
See our exclusive interview with the singer below
What are some of your earliest memories of music?
Feeling extremely and emotionally touched by hearing the music of Swanlake so that I remember crying out of happiness and intense sadness about the story. Also ‘The Sound of Music’ made a huge impact on me as a young girl. My father taking me to one of his concerts, and being in front of this huge stage, the experience of being amazed and touched by the music and desire to be performing and becoming a musician like my father. To be able to touch through music… So I started to play the cello and sing!
Take us through your songwriting process. Are there any particular steps you take when putting music together?
I need to tell my story, in French it felt most sensual, and it had the perfect sound for ‘An Ode to ‘L’Amour’. I knew I wanted to write with Gerry Arling, so I co-wrote my album “Un Jour” (releasing May 8th 2020) with him. Finding subjects to write about went very natural, every song became a new chapter, and had its own specific mood and sound. Together with my French coach Cristal G., We worked and the songs and she created the lyrics based on my stories for the album. An album about love, lust and desire, all kept in one day “Un Jour”.
Studio work and music creation or performing and interacting with a live audience, which do you prefer?
It was a very long and intense project, now that I am looking back, I am already working 3 years on this album and the release will finally be this year! As much as I loved the studio work and creating the album, recording live and working with amazing musicians (Denis Benarrosh on Drums, Nicolas Fishman on Bass, all keys and authentic instruments from the ’60s and 70’s played by Reyn Ouwehand (The Producer) a string quartet (Quinetique String Quartet) and French Horn (Romain Bly). Above I love the interaction between my music and the audience when it all comes to live.
What is the most memorable response you have had to your music?
Just feeling goosebumps, shivers and tears of joy all at the same time! Only music can do this to human beings, it connects our brain to our heart, our soul, and our deepest feelings.
If you could put together a radio show, what kind of music would you play?
I would play a sequence that reflects life, from being born, and death, and everything the universe beholds in between, to finally being reborn again. All told through music.
Name five artists and their albums who would appear on your radio show
Kate Bush ~ ‘Never Forever’
Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg~ ‘Melody Nelson’
Beatles ~ ‘White Album’
Yma Sumac ~’Mambo’
DangerMouse & Daniele Luppi ~ ‘Rome’
What would you like to achieve with your music? What does success look like to you?
To take you with me in my dream, my own Bobbi universe. About how to be true to my most desired feelings, to be loved, sexually free from any fear, to be able to bring my music through performances all over the world, To be my own Muse, and finally to become immortal through my music.
One last thought to leave your fans with?
Go find your inner desire and follow your dreams. Never be afraid of your own strength, and don’t try to be like ‘someone else’. You are unique!
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