We’re off to Nether Nether Lands – it’s Van Common

Van Common – This Afternoon

We love it here at SWIT when people get in touch and that’s just what Sebastiaan aka Van Common did (just an hour ago in fact) This is hot off the press and it’s called This Afternoon and it’s excellent. Here’s a short bio

‘This Afternoon’ is the debut single by 21-year old Van Common – alter ego of Amsterdam’s multi-instrumentalist Sebastiaan van Ravenhorst. As a true hermit, the young man retreated to a small beach house in the southwest of the Netherlands. D.I.Y was his credo: writing, singing, playing all instruments and recording, everything done by himself. He raided the local supermarket, in order to have enough provisions for a week’s work on his own. ‘I didn’t want to get out of the house anymore,’ he says. ‘I wanted to completely let go of my every day surroundings and focus on writing and recording music for the EP.’ The result is an apt introduction to his mix of dream-pop, shoegaze and glo-fi sounds. Boasting an infectious melody, the song haunts you like a ghost to take over your mind completely. And that’s Van Common’s intention: to crossover from the subconscious to the conscious.

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